With the Equifax breach, regularly checking transactions in our accounts is more important than ever. Even without a breach, check out what I found “stolen” in today’s quick review:
- Bank: $20 – Converted a cheque from the wrong currency.
- Child Recreation: $137. The rec centre cancelled the classes and offered a refund. I said yes, but they didn’t issue it. Oops!
- Internet Service Provider: Charged $160 fee on an equipment return they forgot to process.
- Internet Service Provider: Charged for four months after they’d ended the service.
Bill Gates could maybe overlook these amounts. Me? I could use them! Plus, invested they’ll come to about $1144. I’m going to buy so many dinners out with that 🙂
My first step in each case?
Contact the service provider, to give them a chance to rectify the error.
Submit a charge dispute through my credit card company.
All easily resolved with a few clicks on the keyboard, and a nice infusion of cash again. This is on top of this month’s grants and other benefits.
What money have you found recently?