My wife was out shopping over the weekend and sent a rather alarming text message: Her debit card purchase had been declined.
This instantly sent a terror down my spine as I pictured our bank account having been drawn down to zero with someone else living the good life.
Luckily, I was able to use my Blackberry to log in to our bank’s mobile site. It told me that our balance was right along the lines of what it should be (having looked yesterday), and I was able to look at the most recent transactions and see only one had appeared since I looked yesterday, which was for buying a pizza the night before.
In other words, absolutely nothing was out of the ordinary.