Like the title says there appear to be some odd things happening at the Hakuna household. About 2 weeks ago we get home and there is a series of about 8 messages from various internet companies trying to get in touch with a Dale Miller (not my name by any stretch). My wife calls each of these companies and it turns out this Dale Miller used our home address, and home phone number—but a stolen business credit card from Texas. So when things didn’t match, the companies called to verify. Okay so a weird situation, but we think we have it all settled as we confirm that we didn’t order anything and the companies cancel the orders—then a few days later UPS tries to deliver some four boxes of a training manual that this Dale Miller had ordered (evidently successfully even though the credit card and address didn’t match!). But luckily we happened to be home when the UPS guy was there and now they are in theory blocking anything delivered to Dale Miller from our address. However my daughter did report that they did try and deliver something else last Thursday that she refused to sign for.
So overall everything seems fine—a bit odd perhaps. But figured it was just some bungler who couldn’t figure out that if you are going to steal a business credit card it is best to also steal the address that goes with that card. But we are none the worse for the wear as they say.
Then Friday I get home to two messages on my machine. Now this time it is two small colleges that are seeking confirmation of $100 gift in my name to their college. I call them today and it turns out someone made an online donation using my real name, my real address and my real phone number, but with a fake email address and NOT my credit card. So when the colleges tried to email back to verify the donation they got it bounced back and that is why they left a phone message.
The other odd thing is that my name is NOT associated with this phone number since it is in my wifes name and she has a different last name then I do. But I do use the phone number for stuff where I don’t want a call back.
I have checked all of my credit cards and there is no activity on them. None at all, so it really again isn’t impacting me per se. But I am at a loss to try and explain it. The credit card number they read off is NOT mine.
My wife thinks it is just some practical joke. But on who? The colleges? Seems odd as they are in different parts of the country, so a tie in to them seems odd at best. On me? How? It isn’t impacting me really except being odd. On the owner of the credit card? Again not impacting that person since the charge won’t go through unless the card, address and name match. So I am left to wonder why anyone would do this? I haven’t pissed anyone off that I know about I am a pretty easy going guy and most people really get along well with me, so I honestly can’t think of anyone I know who would do this.
Any thoughts? Anything you can think of I need to worry about?