Thursday, April 23, 2009


This has nothing to do with the fire, but it is unbelievable.

When Dan was looking through our bank records recently to verify furniture purchases, he noticed a $500 charge to Rosetta Stone. Of all the things I've needed, that wasn't on my list. So I called the company, and they confirmed that a transaction had occurred, and that I wasn't the recipient. They couldn't tell me who was and said we would have to get a police subpoena. Since my card hadn't actually been stolen we knew that it had likely happened during an online transaction. So I called the bank and called the police. I just checked in with the police, and they told me that since the dollar amount is less than $1000, they just simply file it away for information. They don't actually pursue the case EVEN THOUGH THE COMPANY HAS THE NAME AND ADDRESS ON FILE! Moral of the story: If you are going to steal, it's ok as long as it's less than $1000.


  1. All I can say is WHAT?!!!!!! OMG!!


  2. I believe most credit card companies waive the fraudulent charges. Contact yours to see what their policy is. And gosh, I'm so saddened to hear this happened to you! Enough already!

  3. Our bank does refund the charge... but it's more the principle of the thing. The person who did it had to have known this to be so brazen as to use their name and address to buy the program. And then I bet they sell it on eBay.

  4. Laurie in So CaliApril 26, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    Brooke...You are absolutely correct! It IS the principle of the thing! And the nerve of some people, huh? All I can say is "what goes around, comes around." Kharma. It will be back to bite them in the you-know-what!