Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Tuesday tips - finding and keeping your money

(Egads, sorry about the lapse in posting; am almost as bad as The Union's editor and publisher. Excuses: January doldrums, plus I don't think anyone makes a New Years Resolution to waste more time blogging.)

First tip comes courtesy of Floydd from Metafilter - you can find (and claim) your missing money at Calif's Unclaimed Property website. But beware, it's addictive - I found over $3000 belonging to people I know.

Second, you know those online shopping websites with seals of approval plastered all over them, that only a deranged Luddite would be afraid to order from?

Not being a deranged Luddite, I ordered, entering credit card and address info on the secure form provided. But when the order didn't go through, the co. notified me of this by forwarding an email that their shopping cart co. had sent to them, that contained all my credit card info, in plain text.

So - before you give them your credit card info, ask them if they'll be emailing it, behind the scenes. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link...

2 comments:

Russ Steele said...

Welcome back. I had almost given up.

Anna said...

Hang in there Russ! some of us are more consistent than others.