(Sad face from: http://www.adventureswithwords.com/2014/11/podcast-sad-face/ Angry face from: http://agk.wikia.com/wiki/File:Angry_face.png )Here's how I'm feeling today!
I called in to the bank this morning, as I do pretty much every week, to keep an eye on my spending and on my accounts generally. Today, there were some payments on one account which I did not make. So, I went to the counter and the account was checked for me. It seems that someone had got hold of my card details from the internet and had been having a lovely time spending my hard earned money. (Some of the things they had been spending on were just not very nice.) My card was blocked immediately and I now need to keep checking the account as the payments were pending and until they appear on the account statement, the bank aren't able to start fraud investigations. I was assured that my money was safe, despite appearances to the contrary. So, I'll be back at the bank on Thursday to check again.
Please do keep a close eye on your accounts and make sure you know what you are spending and what payments you have made. It is a really horrible and shocking experience and is awful to know that someone has your card details and is spending your money on whatever they want. I'll keep you posted with any developments.