It’s been a rough weekend for us. It started with taking my car into the shop, only to be told that the engine was about to fall out of it.
I wish that was an exaggeration.
It drained our savings, but we got it done. It’s tight but drivable.
Apparently some silly “hacker” (Air quotes. getting into someone’s facebook while wearing a guy fawkes mask doesn’t make you a hacker, it makes you a loser with nothing better to do.) sent some messages on my FB account and then friended himself to me. Seriously “Meta Dx”, you’re not even worth my scorn. I’ll just clean up your mess the same way I would with any other child.
I woke up Sunday morning to a cold house. The furnace has developed a problem. Fortunately, the Library has it’s own heat seperate from the main system and the living room has a fireplace so we were able to keep the ground level warm. We checked what we had left in the bank to get ready for the repairman. (by the way, Geni Heating & Cooling at 627 Dorothy Drive Brunswick, OH was recommended to us and advertise 24 hour service, but they refused to come out to our part of town. We don’t recommend them).
We discovered our checking account was empty.
Someone had gotten in to my ebay account about six hours earlier (diffrent region from the child who was on FB, and a diffrent kind of hack anyhow) and made about twenty purchases. Only seven went through.
Huntington bank was useless. They passed the buck and said we had to go to eBay. Huntington would not help – I’m not pleased with that, and it makes me think twice about recommending them as well.
Ebay said contact the sellers. I had already done that. I expected a bit more help, but at least they backed me up. Paypal too.
I want to give a shout out to the six sellers who responded back to me immediately and refunded my money within twelve hours.