On Christmas Eve day all of our bank accounts were frozen. Somebody tried to drain all accounts. We had gotten an email asking if we made a charge of 44.31 in Miami. I've had credit cards hacked before, but never a debit card. We absolutely never use it other than to use the ATM at our bank. So, this is how good they are getting...the bank manager read everything on my phone...looked at her computer and said...I don't think you've actually been compromised until she saw a phone number that isn't theirs. They are even issuing me a new fraudulent bank card...which of course will be turned into the bank. We have security on all our devices through the hospital except my cell phone...I do everything on my phone...we now have Norton 360 select. We had to open all new checking accounts, savings, etc. Think about all the direct deposits you have and all of our bills are auto pay because we travel so much. I thought I was going to be sick in the bank. Took 4 hours to get this on the right track. Took me two days to make a the passcode changes and notify everyone. The IRS will be issuing us a pin number. Unfortunately, SS numbers are out in every doctors office, insurance, but in case of identity theft we're not taking any chances.
BUT...the good news is my father has a clean bill of health after a round of radiation for bladder cancer. So, all in all lessons learned and prayers answered!
We head to Florida in 3weeks! Can't come soon enough!!!
Wishing everyone a very Happy 2020! I'm looking forward to seeing what this year brings!!!