Phew!! The past few days I have been experiencing moments of … hmm let’s say a bit of shocked, panic attack, sad, angry etc. and the best would be happy ???
I’m sure everyone has heard of stories of people got scammed, their accounts got hacked etc.
When I was reading these stories, I sympathised with the victims and yet I never thought it will happen to me. Lol and behold! Last Wednesday, it did happened! My account with Uber got hacked and somebody somewhere in Europe used my account to have jolly good “free” rides (many rides okay) with me paying for the trips. In total after conversion it was about $500 plus.
The hacker started using my account since Monday. Luckily since I frequently checked my account, I noticed these unauthorised deductions by Wednesday. I quickly went down to my bank and reported this abuse to Uber.
Within one hour, everything got settled. Uber thankfully responded to my report within half an hour and stopped all transactions and reimbursed me.
My bank cancelled my card and issue a new one to me while at the same time, filed my report.
Within 2 days, I got my money back. Alhamdulillah!!! Phew!!!
Lesson learnt from the above experience? It would be good for banks to allow us to have a card just for online transaction whereby we only transfer money to it when we need to pay for our online transaction. Unfortunately, right now all cards issued, the balance in the account must either be above $500 or $1000 if not there will be a service charged.
It will be good if this can be done …. if not then the alternative would be to be very careful not to keep your account in any online company.
Ok the experience above was my moment of panic, angry and frustration.
Then there was the moment of incredulous …. as I said I am now more of a silent reader than an active contributer to the ASK chat group. I pity my hubby …. I don’t see why he should be treated that way but as I said before all things bad or good that happened to us … in one way or another there are blessings. From the things that recently happened, at least we can see how other people perceive him, how they hold him in their eyes …. it’s a pity really but its a reality that most of us are ruled by our feelings and when the feelings are negative we forget to be kind to those we dislike… and its truly sad when kindness could not be extended to one’s sibling especially one that’s older.
Hubby actually pulled himself out of the chat group …. and when one of the cousin asked “why he left” … the youngest bro told her he will talk with his brother (and which of course he did not …. it was just for show this impression of being concern). No one from his side of the family bothers to ask him why? As per say, “actions speaks louder than words”. It also showed the lack of open communication between them. The only thing that happened was one of the other brother (who’s one of the admin for the group) just added him back. Hubby was not happy but he decided to leave things alone. No privacy there, it’s like one is not given the choice to decide whether one wants to be in the group or not.
A cousin PM hubby asking him if he accidentally deleted himself out but hubby chose not to answer that question.
I feel sad for him …. I can understand that as he grows older he is more sensitive. He is a very patience person and for him to take such an action means he has reached his limit.
Anyway, that’s between him and his brothers. It takes all kind of people …. so what’s important is we be aware of our own actions, words (and when I said words, it include those we typed as we chat online) …. only we are responsible for what we do and act …. life is really about action and reaction. One’s negative action will bring about another person’s negative reaction. It’s a vicious cycle and we must learn to know when to cut off this negativity and always remember not to do to others what we do not want others to do to us.
A reminder that always needed to be reminded …. and that’s why I think the less active in the social world the better. Anyway that’s my motto 🙂
Okay that’s enough of the negative moments …. I am happy to say that within the same week, I received news that my maknae passed her exam and has been promoted to Sec 4. Alhamdulillah! Even though she did not score well in the marks but I am just grateful and happy that she continues to move on to the next level of her academic journey. Jiayou WQ! 🙂
I am also very happy that I was able to attend my second learning journey class with Zan’s Treats. The class on learning to bake layered cakes was great! It was fun and we learnt a lot of tips and techniques. It was also very very tiring. Doing the layering bit by bit was time consuming and by the end of the day I was “bushed”. Both my feet were in agony hahaha…. but it was worth it and rewarding when I saw how my kids and hubby enjoyed what I baked 🙂
Lapis learning journey … two types of layered cake in one day
Alhamdulillah Ya Rabb! For all things that happened to us all. Alhamdulillah was letting us experience the up and down of life.