Sorry everyone, but probably not going to be posting any more today - someone in Washington state (I live in California) got my ATM card info, which I have never shared with **anyone**, nor do I ever use it for online shopping or anything other than grocery shopping and gas purchases, and withdrew 400 dollars from a Starbucks. I’ve never been to a Starbucks in my life, and actually hate coffee, but the main point is, since when can you use Starbucks as a means to withdraw funds?! It was in 4 seperate transactions of 100 dollars each. The bank caught it, called me and will be reimbursing me, but I’m paranoid now to use anything other than cash for purchases. I have no idea htf this happened, and the card is now closed out and the bank is investigating, but seriously, no freaking idea how this could have happened. There are these creepy things now called “skimmers” that thieves attach to various ATM devices, like at gas stations and the like, and once they’ve collected a lot of people’s info, they go back, remove the skimmer and have eveyone’s info who got gas at that pump. There are also devices that people can use to literally x-ray your purse or wallet when they walk past you, and get your card info that way. So, I’m going to get a metal x-ray proof case for my cards, and honestly, might go back to using cash like it’s the 80ts - very, very scary and so creepy. If I can find out how this happened, and a way we can better protect ourselves, I will definitely share!
Eadweard Muybridge, Woman Jumping / Running Straight High Jump, 1887, plate 156
An Oxford student looks through a book on sale. England, 1950 © John Chillingworth
Harold Lloyd as “Speedy”, the frisky freshman, makes news in the college newspaper in The Freshman (1925)