Friday, May 8, 2009

An honest thief

Altert reader "Jeanie" called yesterday to report a curious case that shows even thieves can be honest.

Just days after having a credit card number stolen and having $3,000 spent on her account (and eventually returned to her by her bank), the retired Tracy resident received a phone call.

She related the call to me for the benefit of all other alert readers:

The man on the phone asked to double-check her credit card info. Jeanie thought the guy's line was fishy and refused to bite.

"I caught you, this is a scam," she said.

"You're right," said the guy. And he hung up.

See? Honor among thieves. Kind of.

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