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paranoiaI love my new (to me) cellular telephone.  Smart?  Hell, she’s brilliant!  Me, not so much…

One of the many things I’ve programmed into her is a function to my credit union.  To see when a deposit appears.  And when it does, my cell phone instantly alerts me.  It’s nice to know when I’ve a little more money.  Or any money.

So, the other morning, I’m working on the blog, and she makes noise.  I investigate.  A deposit for a small amount has appeared in my account!  Cool.

Wait a minute?

I wasn’t expecting any money.  And, it’s not my usual payday, and it’s a small amount…hmmm.  Maybe some kind person hit my PayPal link on the blog sidebar? (hint-hint)  (It has been known to happen!)  So, I check my PayPal account, no dice.  No money either.  Hmmm.

Then it hit’s me – what if someone compromised my account number and was testing it, waiting for my next disability check to post, then WHOOSH – siphons it all away?  Crap.

Next, I contemplate calling my Credit Onion to determine the source of the deposit.  But first I need to get worked up and worried.  (Remember When in Danger or in Doubt?)  There are protocols for such things.

Suddenly it occurs to me.  The State of Arizona owed me $25.00 from my income tax filing last month!  That’s it!


Nope, not paranoid.  Just neurotic.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “NO! I’m not PARANOID!

  1. and there is a related saying.

    “Just because I’m paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get me.”

    on a serious note, I’m not sure what kind of setup you are referring to on your smart phone, but I remember several posts from Borepatch regarding the danger of having apps from your bank and/or credit-card on them. Apparently the apps are easier to hack over a unsecured wi-fi ( when you are out and about ).

    Posted by Matt | May 24, 2013, 7:21 am
  2. Sorry to hear that, sir. No, not that you received funds; that’s a good thing.

    I’m sorry to hear that y’all have an income tax. We don’t … at least, not so far. (grins)

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 24, 2013, 8:24 am
  3. Lol, well glad it was nothing, but it really is better to investigate. The one time we don’t…that’s when it will bite us in rear.

    Posted by AGirl | May 24, 2013, 11:50 am
  4. Better safe than sorry… Just sayin…

    Posted by Old NFO | May 24, 2013, 4:44 pm

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