“I thought I was being smart, slick and protecting myself and my information online. It gets dull at work, and the company that employs me monitors what sites are visited at each computer station. So, I would access the shopping sites by anonymously surfing the Internet. I couldn’t be tracked that way. I believed any tracking cookies would be deflected by the free online proxy service. So, I purchased a few items by credit card, and visited a few other sites, logging in with my screen name and password, feeling I was safely, anonymously surfing.
How wrong I was. Two days later I received an email from my credit card company informing me my credit card was maxed out. This was followed by another card being used to its limit. Then I received another email thanking me for my business. Supposedly, I had borrowed five hundred dollars.