That really sucks, Haunted. Thieves and criminals are people who are not like you and me--they don't see the world the same way we do. Their sense of right and wrong only applies to themselves, the rest of us are just supplies and victims for them.
We have learned that you can attach a code word to your bank accounts and your credit cards for security! That way only you have access.
Oh haunted, I'm so sorry this happened. I hope it all gets straightened out quickly. And never give information over a phone. NEVER. Hang up and call your bank or credit union yourself.
I had $305 taken out of my bank account on Thanksgiving, and it showed up AGAIN today in my account.
I was on the phone the biggest part of the day, and have found out that the person (s) who did this are in Russia!
So the company the thief used my card has $305 worth of children's clothes on the way to them! The company is out the money, but the lady I talked with said they cancelled all other orders from this person.
My bank is going to take care of it once again for me.
I know my amount is a long way from yours, Haunted, but it is possible to find out who did it.
I also involved the state police, so I will see if I can have these people locked up or not. It may take awhile, but hopefully they will be stopped.
I wonder how many other people got hit from this person?