Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hmm...etsy scareth me

Okay, so I got my etsy store all started. Signed up for paypal, gave etsy my credit card number for billing, yada yada yada. Took about 1-2 hours, not to hard.

Then 2 days later Visa calls. My credit card has been ripped off and used to buy a LOT of gas in Connecticut.

Um, is this just coincidence? Because I don't even USE that card anymore...except for setting up Etsy and PayPal.

Okay, I might just be paranoid, but it's left a bad taste in my mouth. I had to shut down my card, spend hours on the phone dealing with VISA, and of course take everything out of my store because I no longer have a valid credit card with Etsy. Now, I'll get a new card, and after watching my bill like a hawk for a few months I think everything will work out okay with ViSA.

But- I'm not sure I want to test those waters again. Should I hand over my new card? Nobody else seems to be having this problem, but my oh my what a coincidence. I don't buy anything online, so my risk exposure is lower than most.

Eh. Who knows. But safe to say for now, etsy life is on hold until I get a card and decide to risk it or not.

1 comment:

madonnaearth said...

I don't blame you for being scared. Identity theft scares me! The only time I really started worrying about it was when somebody used my coworker's identity to buy something.

That's when I signed up for chase's identity protection plan for $11 or so a month. Everytime I think about canceling it, I think about what happened to him and keep it going.

I found your MST3K image looking for art deco stuff. Your crochet job on that totally rules! I knew instantly what it was!