At the end of a lovely birthday morning, in which we ate waffles and Jen gave me a Moby Wrap to better carry our 15 pounder, we got a phone call. It was one of our credit card companies letting us know that someone had fraudulently requested a new credit card sent to a different address. They were able to give a frightening amount of identifying information, but were acting weird enough and missing just enough info to raise some red flags. We have no idea how they got our information. We’re pretty careful not to put too much identifying information out on the blog or anywhere else, and are generally good about shredding things that we don’t want to end up in the wrong hands. We’ve alerted the necessary people, and hopefully things will be OK. However, if you notice photos*, posts or other things being cropped, removed, or otherwise rearranged, it’s just us trying to keep the bad guys away. Ick.
And now we’re heading off to the pool, where we hope to return to our previously scheduled birthday fun.
*No, we don’t think the Natalie Pays the Bills photo series was responsible–it didn’t feature anything even remotely related to the fraud, but we did take it down so as not to take further chances. Sigh. I hate being paranoid.