A few months ago, while going over the transactions on our credit card, I came across a few interesting items.
It would seem that someone had purchased some products from a California Winery.
My first thought was the company probably sold other, non-alcohol products, like chocolate, and Marco had purchased something for someone. So I found the website and did some browsing. Nope. ALL they sold were different kinds of wine, tequila, vodka, etc.
Then I wondered if Marco had bought something for his Italian grandfather. I quickly dismissed that idea. I knew he didn't like his grandpa to drink.
Eventually I called the credit card company and told them I believed someone had been using our credit card fraudulently. The customer service rep kept asking me if I was sure we hadn't purchased anything. I told her that not only did the California company not deliver to Utah, but we were L.D.S---we didn't drink.
That last argument convinced her. We had new credit cards a few days later.
So crooks, here is my word of advice: if you are going to steal someone's credit card number, figure out where they live before you go on your spending spree. If your marks live in an Amish community they probably won't be buying computers. Likewise, if they have a Jewish last name, don't purchase non-Kosher items. And if they live in Utah, chances are that if they see alcohol purchases on their statement, your source of funding will be quickly cut off.