I've Been Bamboozled!

WiggumSomebody managed to steal the Amazon.com credit card number my wife and I use. Was it YOU?

I'm pretty careful about online purchases, but it's possible it was a real-world copying down. The credit card company noticed strange charges and an attempt to change the address to Brooklyn.

Also interesting: on Feb. 1, the card was charged by AOL and eFax for $1 each. The fradulent charges showed up on Feb. 9. I'm guessing that this is a common technique to ensure a valid card number. But it makes it easier to pinpoint the thieves, and I imagine the credit card companies use that information pretty well. And there's an address in Brooklyn where merchandise was going to be sent to that will be full of cops (or credit card private detectives) soon.