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The Rick
09-17-2012, 06:07 PM
So my wife was a victim of a "smash and grab" this morning. :#

While she was teaching a fitness class this morning, someone smashed the window of her car, grabbed her purse, and started racking up charges on our debit card, credit cards, etc. :cuss:

What a pain in the ass...so pissed right now. I came home from work and we spent the day calling banks to report cards lost/stolen, disputing charges, etc.

The POS rang up well over $1000 in charges in less than an hour!

Going to be out $200 for a new window on top of all of that.

Here's a public service announcement for everyone: know the contents your purse/wallet.

Even though we don't really use them (probably going to cancel them and be done with it after there), my wife had various department store cards in her purse. She had to try to think through all the ones she may have had in there. Also had to try to remember what else was in there. Not fun.

May the scum who did this get every bit of justice/bad karma they deserve. :cuss:

DaFace
09-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Pull a credit report - that'll show all of the accounts you have that you might've forgotten about. If you haven't done it in a while, https://www.annualcreditreport.com will do it.

Good luck, man. I've had a window busted twice in the past three years, but the only thing they got was a 6-year-old GPS.

L.A. Chieffan
09-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Fitness class? Pics?

Bowser
09-17-2012, 06:11 PM
That sucks, sorry to hear.

Hopefully your wife has learned to never leave her purse unattended in her car, ever again.

PornChief
09-17-2012, 06:15 PM
who leaves their purse in the car, and how does someone use a stolen card if they don't have the PIN number? Do cards in the US not have PINs so anyone can use them?

The Rick
09-17-2012, 06:16 PM
That sucks, sorry to hear.

Hopefully your wife has learned to never leave her purse unattended in her car, ever again.
Me too. Figured it's probably just a LITTLE too soon to bring that aspect up. :)

Bowser
09-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Me too. Figured it's probably just a LITTLE too soon to bring that aspect up. :)

Good move. Give it about a year.

LOCOChief
09-17-2012, 06:21 PM
who leaves their purse in the car, and how does someone use a stolen card if they don't have the PIN number? Do cards in the US not have PINs so anyone can use them?

they do and to run as a credit they have to show id especially on large purchases which they did going through a grand in an hr.

I fucking hate theiving motherfuckers with a passion.

Bane
09-17-2012, 06:25 PM
Fitness class? Pics?

LMAO

Baconeater
09-17-2012, 06:25 PM
She's a dumbass in three ways. Debit cards shouldn't have more than a $50 daily spending limit, credit cards should be left at home unless needed, and purses shouldn't be left unattended in vehicles.

JASONSAUTO
09-17-2012, 06:28 PM
She's a dumbass in three ways. Debit cards shouldn't have more than a $50 daily spending limit, credit cards should be left at home unless needed, and purses shouldn't be left unattended in vehicles.
I use my debit everywhere for everything. A 50 dollar limit would absolutely fuck me
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PornChief
09-17-2012, 06:34 PM
I still can't figure out how they could use the cards if they didn't have the PIN unless she wrote it on the back of the card or something.

Radar Chief
09-17-2012, 06:35 PM
If it helps any Mrs. Radar had to learn the hard way not to leave her purse in her car.
The POS that smashed her window was probably laughing at us, it was the middle of the night and the dog was telling us something was going on but rather than check it out we yelled at the dog to shut up. :facepalm:

petegz28
09-17-2012, 06:39 PM
This same thing happened to my wife a couple months ago so I feel your pain. Luckily we were not held responsible for any charges. However we still had to replace the window, replace her phone and buy new fobs for the car totally around $800.


Have to ask, did your wife leave her purse on the front seat like my wife did?

MIAdragon
09-17-2012, 06:51 PM
This same thing happened to my wife a couple months ago so I feel your pain. Luckily we were not held responsible for any charges. However we still had to replace the window, replace her phone and buy new fobs for the car totally around $800.


Have to ask, did your wife leave her purse on the front seat like my wife did?

:facepalm:

Dunit35
09-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Got to be some video footage of the guy using the card at various stores. Everybody has a camera pointing at the register.

R8RFAN
09-17-2012, 07:02 PM
You are only liable for the windshield...
Never leave valuables in plain view in a car...

The Rick
09-17-2012, 07:17 PM
Got to be some video footage of the guy using the card at various stores. Everybody has a camera pointing at the register.
Yep, police are investigating. Not getting my hopes up, but Discover was able to provide 4 different instances (complete with exact times and addresses) of the card being used. Target, Walgreen's (WTF?), and a gas station. Surely one of those places has a video camera.

Of course, even if they do have video, I'm not sure how much it will help.

Frazod
09-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Me too. Figured it's probably just a LITTLE too soon to bring that aspect up. :)

Wouldn't be too soon for me to bring it up. Sorry you got robbed, but leaving valuable shit visible in an unattended vehicle is like ringing the thieving scumbag dinner bell.

Valiant
09-17-2012, 07:20 PM
I still can't figure out how they could use the cards if they didn't have the PIN unless she wrote it on the back of the card or something.

You do not need at pin at checkouts like hy vee.. It sucks, but a 1000 is not too bad.. Best Buy requires id, macy's and dillards do not..

What is signed on the card?? This is why my signature is CID..

Have you called the stores and asked about their procedures?

Have credit monitoring put on your account to make sure no new accounts are opened,file police report and hope they can get a picture of the perp(s)..

Valiant
09-17-2012, 07:22 PM
Yep, police are investigating. Not getting my hopes up, but Discover was able to provide 4 different instances (complete with exact times and addresses) of the card being used. Target, Walgreen's (WTF?), and a gas station. Surely one of those places has a video camera.

Of course, even if they do have video, I'm not sure how much it will help.

Still photos of the video around where the crime happened.. More then likely they work nearby, offer a small reward.. See if someone bites..

Baconeater
09-17-2012, 07:34 PM
I use my debit everywhere for everything. A 50 dollar limit would absolutely fuck me
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What the hell do you spend more than $50 on on a daily basis?

Thig Lyfe
09-17-2012, 07:36 PM
Yep, police are investigating. Not getting my hopes up, but Discover was able to provide 4 different instances (complete with exact times and addresses) of the card being used. Target, Walgreen's (WTF?), and a gas station. Surely one of those places has a video camera.

Of course, even if they do have video, I'm not sure how much it will help.

I had my wallet stolen once, and thanks to video surveillance, they caught the perps. They didn't recover the wallet, though, so...

JASONSAUTO
09-17-2012, 07:44 PM
What the hell do you spend more than $50 on on a daily basis?

All kinds of shit. Business, personal.

Shit I spent over a grand at menards Saturday, debit card.

My cash is spent on fun. Everything else goes on the debit
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Baconeater
09-17-2012, 07:49 PM
All kinds of shit. Business, personal.

Shit I spent over a grand at menards Saturday, debit card.

My cash is spent on fun. Everything else goes on the debit
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I would've figured you'd have charge accounts for your parts, supplies and so forth. You'd still be better off carrying a charge card instead, that way if it gets stolen you're not out the money while shit gets resolved.

But for the average person, anything over $50/day is unnecessarily risky IMO.

The Rick
09-17-2012, 07:57 PM
Wouldn't be too soon for me to bring it up. Sorry you got robbed, but leaving valuable shit visible in an unattended vehicle is like ringing the thieving scumbag dinner bell.
What I don't get is that she drives a Toyota Sienna. She put her purse behind the drivers seat on the floor. They smashed the window on that sliding door behind the driver. That glass is/was tinted so I don't know how they could have looked through it to know there was a purse there. Makes me wonder if they watched her get out of the car or something and waited for her to go inside.

JASONSAUTO
09-17-2012, 07:58 PM
I would've figured you'd have charge accounts for your parts, supplies and so forth. You'd still be better off carrying a charge card instead, that way if it gets stolen you're not out the money while shit gets resolved.

But for the average person, anything over $50/day is unnecessarily risky IMO.
Oh I have a charge account at the parts stores. I pay it weekly. I order in tires just about daily, debit card.

Special order stuff, debit. we have a dealer truck that comes from kc daily, called the parts connection. theydeliver parts from all the major dealers, debit.
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JASONSAUTO
09-17-2012, 07:59 PM
And I pay that as it comes just because it makes me feel better lol.
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MOhillbilly
09-17-2012, 08:55 PM
My dads Vietnam medals and ribbons along with my grandpas wwii dogtags got swiped recently.

Frazod
09-17-2012, 08:56 PM
My dads Vietnam medals and ribbons along with my grandpas wwii dogtags got swiped recently.

I certainly hope you catch whoever did it. Preferably in a dark alley.

MOhillbilly
09-17-2012, 08:57 PM
I certainly hope you catch whoever did it. Preferably in a dark alley.
I wish.

Buehler445
09-17-2012, 10:17 PM
My dads Vietnam medals and ribbons along with my grandpas wwii dogtags got swiped recently.

Didn't you shitstomp somebody a few years ago because they were breaking into your pickup? You need to quit parking in shady lots dude.

hometeam
09-17-2012, 10:19 PM
Just a few weeks ago some asshat broke into my car to steal change. CHANGE!

Kyle DeLexus
09-17-2012, 10:35 PM
I would've figured you'd have charge accounts for your parts, supplies and so forth. You'd still be better off carrying a charge card instead, that way if it gets stolen you're not out the money while shit gets resolved.

But for the average person, anything over $50/day is unnecessarily risky IMO.

I keep two credit cards and a debit card on me at all times. One credit card is a 2% cash back on everything another has 5% cash back categories and in order to qualify for a good interest rate on my checking account I have to have 12 debit card transactions/month.

I could get by with $50/day on my debit card since I carry my credit cards with me, but if I were to keep those at home I wouldn't want a limit. You take away all the convenience of having cards with the things you mentioned earlier.

alanm
09-17-2012, 10:38 PM
What the hell do you spend more than $50 on on a daily basis?Don't know about him, but I pay my utility bills ect. online using my debit card. $50 limit wouldn't work for me. I don't spend that amount every day but there are days where I can spend upwards of $500 or better.

Phobia
09-17-2012, 11:07 PM
I can't even live with a $2k limit. I can't imagine trying to get by on $50. What am I supposed to do with half a tank of gas?

Baconeater
09-18-2012, 12:09 AM
Jesus, you guys are both business owners. You're not normal people.

Baconeater
09-18-2012, 12:11 AM
I keep two credit cards and a debit card on me at all times. One credit card is a 2% cash back on everything another has 5% cash back categories and in order to qualify for a good interest rate on my checking account I have to have 12 debit card transactions/month.

I could get by with $50/day on my debit card since I carry my credit cards with me, but if I were to keep those at home I wouldn't want a limit. You take away all the convenience of having cards with the things you mentioned earlier.
What do you mean by "convenience"? The ability to make impulse purchases? Generally if I'm going to make a purchase over $50 I know well ahead of time and can plan accordingly.

Baconeater
09-18-2012, 12:12 AM
Don't know about him, but I pay my utility bills ect. online using my debit card. $50 limit wouldn't work for me. I don't spend that amount every day but there are days where I can spend upwards of $500 or better.
EFTs dude.

The Rick
09-18-2012, 11:40 AM
Got a call from the officer this morning that they were able to obtain video surveillance footage from the various places this jackass stopped and tried to use my wife's credit cards. Hopefully, they'll be able to get something from it that leads to an arrest. :thumb:

Just goes to show how stupid the people who typically do this kind of thing really are. Do they not think there's going to be video or something? :shake:

Richard_Cuckold
09-18-2012, 11:43 AM
damn sorry to hear that dude

vailpass
09-18-2012, 11:47 AM
What the hell do you spend more than $50 on on a daily basis?

Part of that depends on where you live and how. In larger cities it takes $ to get through each day. $50 limit can be exceeded at your first stop of the day on your way to work or an appointment.
I put most everything on my credit cards but a lot of people go the debit route. $50 just isn't realistic.
Of course neither is leaving your purse in your car for the love of God.

Predarat
09-18-2012, 11:59 AM
Hope someone catches the bastard, shoots them, and kills them to death.

vailpass
09-18-2012, 12:02 PM
Google Wallet is looking good to me. I just started using it 3 months ago or so, don't keep more than $500 in it but so far it's looking promising. NFC is secure and they can't get into your phone to use it even if the steal it.

Phobia
09-18-2012, 12:11 PM
Jesus, you guys are both business owners. You're not normal people.

I understand that but even if I worked for the man, I'd need at least a couple hundy limit, I think.

cookster50
09-18-2012, 12:26 PM
She's a dumbass in four ways. Debit cards shouldn't have more than a $50 daily spending limit, credit cards should be left at home unless needed, purses shouldn't be left unattended in vehicles, and she married The Rick.
FYP, you missed one.

vailpass
09-18-2012, 12:29 PM
FYP, you missed one.

Good point. Also, what is her purse doing out of the kitchen?

Baconeater
09-18-2012, 12:31 PM
I understand that but even if I worked for the man, I'd need at least a couple hundy limit, I think.
For what? If you were working for the man you wouldn't even make a couple hundy a day.

MOhillbilly
09-18-2012, 12:39 PM
I had to set my debet card limit at 2500$. Shits expensive.

vailpass
09-18-2012, 12:56 PM
For what? If you were working for the man you wouldn't even make a couple hundy a day.

Kids are one factor. Other day I dropped my 3 boys off at school. 8th grader needed $40 for field trip. 3rd grader needed $17 for book order. I bought a school sweatshirt on the way out for $50. That's over $100 before 8:00 a.m. Put gas in on the way home, $100.

I use my credit cards for most everything but you have to have room on your debit for some things. Especially if you live in a larger urban area where everything you do costs $.

saphojunkie
09-18-2012, 01:29 PM
For what? If you were working for the man you wouldn't even make a couple hundy a day.

Dude. People spend more than $50 a day. Just accept that.

Jeez.

I mean what are you even talking about?

People don't wake up in the morning saying, "Hmm. Am I spending more than $50 today? Well, yes. I will have a $12.37 lunch. Then gas up at $30.01. Then I will get a latte in the afternoon for $3.45. And then I will stop at the grocery store to grab a pack of light bulbs, since the bathroom light is going out at 3:27 PM. That puts me over fifty! So... I need my credit card, but for which purchase? I think I will go to lunch with my credit card and then bring it home before gassing up. yes. this is my plan. And it is good."

Aries Walker
09-18-2012, 02:04 PM
I have one friend who leaves her Miata convertible unlocked, with the top down and the keys in it, basically every day. I have another who never locks his front door, ever. Threads like this are why I routinely tell them that they should be institutionalized.

Frazod
09-18-2012, 03:29 PM
I have one friend who leaves her Miata convertible unlocked, with the top down and the keys in it, basically every day. I have another who never locks his front door, ever. Threads like this are why I routinely tell them that they should be institutionalized.

And no where is safe. One of my high school friends lives about 15 miles outside of Jeff City, his house isn't even visable from the road, and he got hit. Apparently there was a group of thieves that would go from house to house out in the country - if somebody answered the door, they pretended to lost and asked for directions. If nobody answered, they looted the place.

Places that don't normally get a lot of crime filled with people who have no experience with crime make big fat targets for bold criminals.

qabbaan
09-18-2012, 03:50 PM
A purse in a car is just asking for it. At least put it in the trunk.

Kyle DeLexus
09-18-2012, 06:43 PM
What do you mean by "convenience"? The ability to make impulse purchases? Generally if I'm going to make a purchase over $50 I know well ahead of time and can plan accordingly.

Kids are one factor. Other day I dropped my 3 boys off at school. 8th grader needed $40 for field trip. 3rd grader needed $17 for book order. I bought a school sweatshirt on the way out for $50. That's over $100 before 8:00 a.m. Put gas in on the way home, $100.

I use my credit cards for most everything but you have to have room on your debit for some things. Especially if you live in a larger urban area where everything you do costs $.

This is what I meant by convenience. I don't always spend over $50/day, but when I do I sure as hell don't plan it ahead of time.

R8RFAN
09-18-2012, 06:50 PM
Keep a few 20's in the wallet and say fuck it