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So I was going through our mail a few min. ago and I come across this letter from Certegy. I figured it was junk mail but as I started reading it said that the last 4 of our checking account along with our telephone number and address had been sold by an employee (illegally) to some marketing company. It says "...Certegy has seen no evidence of identity theft or fraudulent activity involving your account, but we strongly recommend that you closely monitor your account and, if you notice any unauthorized activity, promptly contact your financial institution." It also says the employee was fired and when I called to see how THEY got our information the woman said he was in jail and that the secret services and law enforcement were still investigating. So after she told me that I said well how did you get our information? She told me that says we go to a casino and cash a check then that info would be sent to them, and if I undersand correctly they give the info about what people are buying to gaming industries and such. GRR! So people I dont even know are getting our information and on top of that its now been sold to who knows!
I haven't had that happen to me, but there's a scam out there that is very sneaky that got me. It's when you buy or order something online. In my case it was tickets to a historical site. I can't even remember how it was set up it was that sneaky, but basically you click on something to accept the reservation except you're signing up to join this club, called "Reservation Rewards" and unless you break off the contract with them, which in most cases you don't realize it was something separate, it deducts $10 a month from your account or charges it to your credit card. It's such a minimal amount that unless you keep a real close eye on it, it will pass you by.
Kaylie, can you guys get your account canceled and change the numbers? I had to do this with my credit card just to be on the safe side. It doesn't prevent the companies who already have it, but in case the employee had any buddies it can prevent them from selling it to any more people.