Illustration Friday – Detective

This cartoon was inspired by a recent experience with credit card fraud where I had 3 unauthorized transactions appear in my checking account. I had several conversations with the bank fraud department, VISA’s customer service and the merchants that requested funds. I learned that the people who steal your credit card info will sometimes list fake vacation rental properties under your name to fraudulently collect rental deposits. My name and credit card were used to list a 6 bedroom/7 bath rental property for $9000 a month. Interestingly enough one of the merchants I contacted volunteered the email and IP addresses associated with the transaction. Hopefully this information will help the authorities.


Posted: April 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Illustration | Tags: | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Illustration Friday – Detective”

  1. 1 sandclow said at 5:57 am on April 19th, 2010:

    haha … funny. nice illustration.

  2. 2 Julio Cerletti said at 9:16 am on April 19th, 2010:

    Wonderful idea!

  3. 3 Tiernan said at 2:20 pm on April 19th, 2010:

    Way to make lemonade out of theft lemons. Good illustration.

  4. 4 jack foster said at 8:58 pm on April 19th, 2010:

    I hope all works out for you and that whole identity theft thing.Great work! With this guy on your team… the mystery will be solved. Cool illo Ralph.

  5. 5 MarkSpizer said at 6:35 am on May 3rd, 2010:

    great post as usual!


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