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Day 4 full-blown panic attack

Today is the 4th day of the 1st week, the 4th day of the 1st month, the 4th day of 2023 - and I spent most of the afternoon in a panic

Around 3:15 PM EST or so, suddenly my personal email box started filling up with notifications, requests for confirmations, and orders.  When I say "filling up" both the regular email and Gmail's robust spam filter were overflowing - and I started deleting the emails and getting as many as I deleted.  In the next 20 minutes, I deleted around 500 emails with just a cursory glance, but the confimation notice from PayPal brought me up short.  1-800-Flowers, I was informed, had requested auhorization from PayPal in the amount of $231.14 for a same day delivery to someone named Badriyyah Badriyyah living in Sacramento CA.  I immediately called my credit union and told them to block that transaction in that amount, then opened a case with PayPal.  I had to give them the transaction number because it wasn't showing on my account at all, but they opened the case.  

Meanwhile?  I came home and finally paid attention to that warning notice CHROME gives once in a while when you are using an old password that has shown up on the Dark Web, and spent 2 1/2 hours changing passwords.

THEN, I get two more emails from 1-800-Flowers telling me that the flowers had been delivered.  I had been trying to email their customer service and was in a loop where they kept telling me I wasn't giving them enough information -- I couldn't tell them what the order number was or the zip code of the person who did the ordering because it wasn't me!  The delivery confirmation gave me an order number so I called them.  First rep disconnected me.  Second rep did the same.  Third rep found the order, but wouldn't give me any information because it wasn't my account!  But finally he told me that tit was only a pending transaction with PayPal and that I would not be charged.  I couldn't get any more out of him.  

So Badriyyah is enjoying two very large bouquets and an entire box of chocolates this evening

I checked PayPal - no payment has hit my account.  I checked my checking account - no payment in that account either.

I hope Badriyyah enjoys her flowers and sweets...

I'm exhausted
Permalink | Wednesday, January 4, 2023