Victims of Skimming and Fraud

Yesterday I got a call from the bank saying that my bank card was cancelled. Apparently I used it somewhere that got nailed for skimming (swiping and storing bank/credit card info for illegal use). So I had to go in to the bank today and replace my card. An inconvenience, yes, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Coincidentally, today I heard about an author who was skimmed and then had her bank account cleaned out. You may have heard about Diane Duane at Boing-Boing or Scalzi's blog or from Diane Duane herself.

The bank will replace the money once the investigation is complete, but in the meantime, they have bills to pay and they have to eat. If you check out Diane's blog entry, she has a coupon code for 20% off her books right now. Go on. Discover a new author and help feed a family.