As I landed in Dallas returning from my recent visit to China, I picked up my cellphone voicemails. One of them was from my bank, telling me my personal debit card was frozen and would have to be unlocked.I knew I should’ve let my bank and credit card companies know I was traveling, but I hadn’t, mostly because I use a dedicated business card when traveling overseas on business.
Still, I wondered why this particular credit card was locked. Not only had I not used it on the trip, I hadn’t used it in more than a year, and I have multiple credit card security monitoring services that inform me about unusual activity.[ Roger Grimes’ free and almost foolproof way to check for malware. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld’s Security newsletter. ]
I sighed and tried to follow the instructions in the voicemail, but I didn’t have time.
I had to hit U.S. customs and catch my next flight home.
I’d take care of the issue later.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here