Daily Archives: August 10, 2011

Do you check your bank statements?

Yeah, I know it should be a resounding YES but I have a couple of friends who don’t. If the bank balance looks more or less that they are solvent they don’t comb through it.

Got my bank statement earlier today and very soon after hotfooted it to the bank to dispute a $99 charge that I know I didn’t authorise. PLUS it was a string of letters and numbers that just screamed BOGUS!!

The dude at the bank was very understanding and filed the appropriate paperwork to challenge the charges. Now I just wait to get my money back.

Thankfully it’s only $99 (although that would definitely go a long way to feeding the kids for a day or two) – I know of others who have been taken for $20,000!!

So, check check check your bank statements. That’s my PSA for the day.