Monthly Archives: March 2010

  • Chase Visa Fraud

    I just got a call from the Chase fraud computer voice. He told me that somebody had just charged my card about $250 to a clothing website called He asked if it was me and I kept pressing zero so I could talk to a person. I knew if I said it wasn’t me that they would just close my card and send me a new one in about a week more or less.

    I finally got a person (in India of course), and she told me that not only had they charged that to my card, but also $1.00 to Apple’s iTunes store on February 25th. I didn’t even see that show up in my online activity today on Chase’s web site, so I assume they deactivated the charge when they figured out it was fraud. I assume the Apple charge was to test the card for validity.

    I told the lady that a week was unacceptable, because I put everything on that Chase Freedom card. I told her I needed it tomorrow. She obliged without any complaint; she said it will be here tomorrow via UPS and I will have to sign for it. I told her that’s no problem since I work from home.

    Kudos to Chase for their aggressive, accurate anti-fraud algorithms and their customer service relating to shipping out a card overnight upon request.

  • Requirements Completed for Master of Business Administration

    Those words in the title now appear at the end of my MBA transcript from Louisiana Tech University. I will graduate Saturday, March 6th, 2010 with a Master of Business Administration and a concentration in Information Assurance. There is nothing else left for me to do; school is over! If I hadn’t gotten the two B’s, I’d have a 4.000 average. Unfortunately, the school doesn’t do any cum laude stuff for graduate degrees.

     -----------------------Winter 2010-------------------------
     MGMT595 084  ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY        A    3.00  12.00
     UNIV610 001  GRADUATION - BUS GRAD             0.00
                         AHRS    EHRS    QHRS    QPTS     GPA
          Current         3.00    3.00    3.00   12.00   4.000
          Cumulative     36.00   36.00   36.00  138.00   3.833
          Requirements completed for Master of Business
     --End of Louisiana Tech University Graduate Transcript------