I wrote yesterday of my sadness at being defriended on Facebook by my (former) minister. As fate would have it, I ended the day by deleting a lot of my friends. I am retired and on disability. I have nothing of my own and not much income. What income I have helps pay my medical expenses. Gratefully my basic needs and some wants are taken care of by a very dear friend.
I went online to pay my bills and bam, numerous charges here and there, that are not mine. My one credit card was slammed hard. I use this card for online purchases only out of fear of theft. However, I bought something locally recently. I did not feel comfortable giving up my checking account information. So, I used my online card in that store. I trusted the salesman in the store but there were numerous people sitting at his desk going through stuff, on the days I was in the store. In my mind I have narrowed my breach down to that store or one online source. In reality, it is probably "Bigger then the Beatles", there are bogus telephone numbers associated with the charges.
I will probably never know for sure what, where, why, when, or how. I do know it sure is a mess. I am changing passwords, cancelling accounts, and credit cards. I feel violated. As a person with huge trust issues to start with, this was a severe blow. I don't know who or what to trust. I have deleted people on Facebook I really don't know. I want to check for a key-logger on my computer but which program is safe and not a spy itself. And, I am searching for the lesson in it all.