A couple of weeks ago I had a call from my credit card company, wanting to verify a few small charges on my account... the largest was only about $5.95 but they had tripped somebody's switch -- and I hadn't made any of the purchases.
Turns out there is a whole online industry that thrives on stolen credit card information and the fact that a lot of people don't pay close attention to their bills. The small charges are "shipping and handling" for free samples of questionable products, but then you're automatically enrolled for a monthly shipment at a much higher price. As I understand it, if you don't catch these things at the very beginning it can take a lot of hassle to deal with them later!
So, my credit card was immediately canceled and reissued with a different number, and the charges were removed from my account. The scammers can send me whatever they want, but they won't get paid, and I don't have to send anything back. Thanks -- Capital One -- for covering my butt!
Anyhow -- since then, I've received four parcels in the mail. One of them was actually express mail from China! My scammer swag is pictured up above -- I will give away any or all of this if anyone wants it.
Acai, Green Tea and caffeine supplement -- no idea what it's supposed to do -- "do not take after 5 pm"
7-hour slumber - sleep enhancement supplement (maybe you need this after the acai?)
Guarana PURE - natural weight loss supplement -- this is the one that was shipped from China; after all the uproar about "stuff" added to food products in China, I definitely want to pass on this one...)
Amino Genesis - face lift in a capsule -- I might actually try this one; I think it's just some kind of moisurizer packaged in little bath-bead things.
I've been feeling very lethargic about quilting for the last few days -- haven't touched the machine since I got back from Long Beach, actually. One of my little groups is meeting tomorrow afternoon, though (and yikes! just remembered I'm supposed to bring a salad!) so I better get back in the game.