So I have calmed down enough to put my thoughts into written form… The title and picture give little away save the fact that more woe has befallen me. My post on my room and the selfie tour can wait for now – I just wanted to let you know about the drama of the last couple of days.
Friday morning I woke up after another night of not sleeping well because of the pain I am in and as I switched off the alarm on my phone I saw loads of notifications that my debit mastercard had been fraudulently used overnight. Thankfully I get a notification every time there is a transaction and I was able to call the bank promptly and alert them as to what was going on. My card was immediately frozen and after a few telephone calls I was assured I would get all my money back. It may just take a few weeks. But since I can’t touch it without a card, that isn’t the end of the world. I have no idea where my information was harvested – but I suspect it was at the airport ATM, although I can’t be sure. My mother even got me one of those ID protect card holders for my cards, but even those can’t keep us safe from fraudsters.
For the time being I will have to use my private card and get reimbursed once my husband brings me my new card – yes, my new card can’t be sent to Israel. He will visit at the beginning of November. Maybe we’ll resort to Western Union… who knows how I’ll get hold of cash (I still have some, but I’m not sure how long it will last me). At the moment I am very reluctant to use another ATM, especially as my husband hasn’t yet trained me on how to recognize trapped ATMs. That’s one afternoon during his visit all planned out 🙂 Maybe some of my classmates will join us, who knows?!?
On a complete change of subject, here is a picture of Jaffa Street on Erev Shabbat (Friday evening). I love how the city is so quiet on Shabbat – no public transport, very few cars, just the sound of people and children walking in the streets.