So my gf and I have just moved to an apartment complex downtown. We ordered lunch today from a nearby restauraunt - to protect the guilty, let’s call it “Arizona Taco Kitchen” - and being slightly technologically advanced, we decided to place the pick-up order online. After going to the restaurant’s website, we were directed to a 3rd-party website that actually handled the order. We unfortunately used a debit card to pay for it.
So we get to ATK, and imagine our surprise when the cashier told us that our order had already been picked up! She said that a man named “Sean” came in and asked for the order by name, and even signed his name on the receipt. We were flabbergasted, especially because the website specifically stated that the debit card used to pay would be required to pick up the order. The other thing that was off-putting was the cashier’s attitude towards the whole ordeal, which was “this kind of thing happens all the time”. They made us another order (“free of charge”, she says!), we get the 800 number to headquarters, and we leave the place in a daze.
Once home, my gf cancels her debit card, and we check our wireless access, which still appears to password-protected. But I am stumped as to how it happened, and almost as much, why? If someone hacked into our PC and somehow knew we placed an order w/a debit card, wouldn’t the card info be much more valuable than the $40 in food they scammed off of the restaurant? But how else could they have known to pick up the order by name if they didn’t somehow see me place the order? And the cashier’s attitude was so cavalier, I considered the possibility that perhaps she just called in a friend to help him/herself to a free dish on the house, and then made up something when we came in to pick up the order.
So, what do you guys think? Any other explanations that I’m not seeing here?