I know this is a Family Blog, and I apologize for the irate language, but I’m… well, irate. It happens.
So yes, we are down €1500, which, by the current exchange rate, is approximately one hillion skillion dollars, and yesterday, we got a letter from a collection agency! On behalf of Plus Finanzservice, whoever the hell that is. Google gave us this page, which contained a picture of an Ikea Family card. Huh. We did go to Ikea in September… and we paid with our Ikea card… but they have our bank information, they could have just withdrawn the money. Germans don’t do checks, they do bank transfers, so when we wave a piece of plastic at a store, the money is automatically taken from our account. Usually. We had no reason to think that wouldn’t happen this time too. Continue reading