Thank you, all of you for your wonderful replies. It really lifts my spirits to hear from so many caring people. And I am so glad that you have responded to my situation as I hope I can save someone the distress of going through a mess like credit card fraud.
Scott, I am sorry that this happened to you too. But I am glad to hear that you use your debit card as a credit and don't put in your pin. It is easier for you to recover your losses. As far as mail being stolen, if you can try to take your mail out of your mail box as soon as possible. That is a trick that these theives have, stealing mail to get info on you. And if you are mailing bills with checks drop the bills in a post office box, one that is not full at the top because these creeps steal mail from post office drop offs! If you make sure you mail goes to the bottom where it can't be reached you are safe. I also do online banking and my charges clear just as fast. I think it must depend on your bank. But even if you have to wait an extra day or so it is worth protecting yourself. Thanks for answering.
Frances, I can't believe someone would be so low to steal from you at church. That is unbelievable how bad these people can be. I hope you were able to recover your money and I hope you cancelled your card. I hope, dear Frances, that things are going OK for you. I haven't posted in a while as my computer crashed, but I still think of you and pray you are getting the help you need. You are very much a wonderful friend to me.
Raniah, As usual you are my angel. I had to laugh when I read your comment about my hat but when I need to go out I can't afford to waste the time looking good. And also, I accept me as me so if you see someone with a visor hat w/ flower and pink framed sunglasses that is me just doing my errands.
Hugs to all,