I photocopied a credit -card statement yesterday in the office, and left the original on my desk overnight. When I got in this morning, it wasn’t here. (We’ve had some problems with the cleaning staff over the last few years. You never want to leave money on your desk, but I didn;t consider my credit-card statement as money.) Anyway, I called up the credit card people to ask if I need to cancel my card, and was told that someone would need more information than appears on my monthly bill to run up charges, and I should monitor the account for a while on-line.
Afterwards, I remembered, however, that I’m always being cautioned to shred any stuff that has such info before throwing it out, and this was obviously swiped by someone intentionally, so maybe I should be concerned. Even if there’s no way for charges to be run up on the card (and I’m not convinced there is no way) what do you think I should do, other than keep checking the account action on-line.
Finally, why doesn’t the credit card company WANT me to cancel the account and apply for a new one? I would have thought that, since THEY’ll be on the hook if someone runs up a lot of charges (and i’m capped at 50 bucks, I think) THEY’D be eager to do what I was asking about, not me.