One of the bright spots to every spring for me is the annual "line up in the electronic queue to buy Cubs tickets" day. This year, that day fell on the 23rd of February. Naturally, I'm *still* sitting at #30125 on the season ticket list*. Since I was crazy busy with work that day, I didn't get to log in until the afternoon, but I was still able to buy ticket for myself, as well as some for friends, and some to be used as silent auction items for the theater company's benefit later this year.
Needless to say this ends up totalling up to an unusual looking statement. So, every year the credit card company calls me in a panic, concerned that somehow my card has been stolen and is being used by some hoodlum to buy tickets to some unnamed event in order to re-sell them on ebay for money to spend on meth. True to form, even though I switched to a new card this year** and two days later, they called me to verify. That process all went fine. I cleared everything and there were no problems.
But today, I received two letters from them (dated February 28th, btw) warning me that there had been "unusual activity" on my account. Obviously, security means so much to citibank that, if they can't call you - they obviously are okay with sending a letter (or two) through the Chicago Post office, which pretty much guarantees that it'll take another two weeks to get there.
At least if my experience is representative, that is.
* Apparently, *none* of the current season ticketholders failed to renew. Sheesh this is gonna take a while...
** Now I get frequent flyer miles - woot!