Discover Security

July 25, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

I got a voicemail from Discover Card today making me aware of some suspicious activity and wanting to verify that my account had not been compromised. Feeling a little unnerved, I quickly gave the provided number a return call.

After being connected with their automated system, I learned that three transactions in particular were in question. I braced myself. Next, they told me what those transactions were. Two were for purchases of CD’s (the kind you listen to, not the kind you invest in). The final was for an Android application that helps find missing album artwork for the music player on your phone. All told, the transactions totaled about $10.

There must be some very vigilant folks working at Discover.  It reminded me of the time when my roommate in college woke me up at 5:45 in the morning to ask if he could take a dime from my coin jar to use it for the train. Despite being roused quite early, it was pretty clear that he was never going to steal from me.

There is a scripture in the Bible that essentially says that if you can’t be trusted with little things, you can’t be trusted with big things either (Luke 16:10). Though a bit extreme, it sounds like they took that lesson to heart.

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