So yeah, I've walked in your shoes three or four times now, Andy. Pisses me off too. ****ing thieves. Sidenote, I actually caught one person red handed a few years ago. I bought a new cellphone and the young african american lady at the phone store made an imprint of my atm card which I thought was a bit strange. I mean, wouldn't you think a cell phone company would be a little more high-tech? Anyway, a few weeks goes by (2005 or 2006) and I see a $400 charge for airline tickets from Chicago to Las Vegas on my statement. Knowing I did not fly from Chicago to Las Vegas, it dawns on me that I have been a victim of fraud. I call the airlines, bank, etc and I get the date traveled and if I remember right, the address where the tickets were mailed to or something like that. I call LVMPD Fraud sergeant and he tells me there is basically nothing they can do (at that time) because part of the law stipulated someone has to witness the signature for the credit purchase. As we all know, an internet purchase does not require a signature. So, I then deduce from the name the tickets were purchased under, that the purchaser is also an african american female (see how I did that....?) and it immediately registers that the cell phone lady made an imprint of my card. Somehow, I get the cell phone number of said cell phone lady. I drive to the cell phone store on the corner of Craig and Tenaya at the time. I dial her number as I walk into the store. She answers and as I'm standing there inside the store looking at her on her phone, I ask her if she bought a plane ticket from Chicago to here a few weeks back. She looks at me on my phone and I swear I will never forget the look on her face. Priceless! I tell her while still on the phone, that she should go get her supervisor. I then laid the story out to the supervisor. She got fired. It was awesome.
Anyway, let us know if you need some cash to get you through the weekend. Or beer or something. I'm sure the bank will take care of it, but it sucks waiting. Took three weeks the last time it happened to me which was just a few months back. I no longer hand anyone my atm card. Ever. I use cash at restaurants now. A little inconvenient sometimes to remember to go to the atm before date night, but it beats some ****** stealing my money.