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What an Idiot

August 14th, 2013 at 08:25 am

That would be me.

While clicking through MyPoints this morning, I went to a site called UnlockYourLuck.com. Usually I just close the page immediately, but this time I looked, and I decided to try the "free" tokens they offered. Well, long story short, I "won" a $5 gift card for .01, which, incidentally, also got me a $79 membership on ZBiddy I hadn't asked for. I had foolishly given them my Visa card info to pay the .01 (all along thinking, wrong, wrong, wrong) so the $79 was charged to that card. I was notified in an email. I Googled UnlockYourLuck and read the comments of all the other people who had been scammed, and the lack of cooperation they got, so I just went straight to my Visa holder and reported fraud, and had my card cancelled. Whew. Missed a bullet.

Sometimes it's hard to distinguish the real deals from the scams.

Yesterday was indeed a no-spend day, as I thought it might be. Today I spent $3 on breakfast at McDonalds -- the McGriddle was free (Monopoly coupon); the $3 was for a frappe. Thank goodness the game is over; I've had enough of McDonalds for a while! I seem to have lost my free parfait coupon, but my waistline doesn't need it, anyway.

Tomorrow is payday; very excited I will be transferring money to savings for a change!

6 Responses to “What an Idiot”

  1. snafu Says:

    Kudos for fast uptake on scam and reporting to CC. Adding to saving right off the top makes it so much harder to fritter sums on unplanned spends

  2. IndianGal Says:

    Not an idiot at all. It could happen to anyone. Good job on cancelling the CC right away. And thanks for the heads up about the iffy company!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Man, I hate stuff like that. Sometimes even the most trustworthy downloads seem to have awfulness embedded in them.

  4. Miz Pat Says:

    Aw Shucks, I thought you met my exhusband from the title.

    Amazing how much fraud is going on the internet.

  5. CB in the City Says:

    No, Miz Pat, I'm pretty sure MY ex-husband owns that title! Smile

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Gee, I was going to nominate mine!

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