So, first off... I started my day with only 4 hours of sleep. I just couldn't sleep the night before... So I was extremely exhausted.
Halfway through my day, I started getting notifications that my email had been hacked... and my passwords started changing right in front of my eyes! First my email, then my Etsy account, then my other email. It was happening within minutes.
I was smart and had my emails linked together so I could monitor all activity, so I was able to see it as it happened. As well as see the person's email they were using.
Unfortunately the person doing this put a passcode over my stuff so I couldn't even log into my Etsy account! This action in itself made me realize the person doing this was doing it to personally hurt me.. rather than just trying to access my bank accounts.
I got on the phone with my account, my banks, and wrote the emails I needed to write.
I then called the police and filed a report. Giving the police the phone number address and name of the person I suspected.
I'm going to take a time out here and remind you all that I am Aries, and a Dragon. I'm an extreme fire sign, and when I get on fire I don't stop burning for a very long time. This was no exception.
I covered all my bases and spent hours on the phone and even spoke to who I thought the person was.
We of course won't get into that since I've now got a detective working with me.
I spoke to the officer and he game me my new favorite advice. "It's the squeaky wheel that gets greased." He was talking about how I need to be determined and call the detective and remind them a bit about what's going on... and I told him, "Oh, I am the most determined person in the world."
I spent over 4 hours on the phone doing all of this fraud and account stuff. The entire time my heart was pounding and I can only imagine the steam coming from my ears...
I finally made it home to see a notice from the power company. My power had been shut off due to non payment.
Funny thing: I've made every payment. On time. Every time.
So, I called and spent more time on the phone.
Turns out my payments had been going to the wrong house!
Everything has been sorted out.
My accounts are all in order and every password has been changed.
My power is back on and my account is up to date. (With a few sorries on the power companies part.)
And my mind is calming down.
Though my accounts are back, I will still be investigating the fraud with a detective.
I guess the reason I'm telling you guys, is because it was my personal AND business email that got hacked... and this does affect you guys. If you got any emails or anything weird from me at all yesterday let me know about it.
And now, onto the good stuff! A girls gotta cheer up some how!
These are some of the things that helped me.
Chocolates from my roommate.
Cheese tacos from my man.
A wee feather from my guardian angel.
Finding this feather made me sob.
A few more highlights of my night:
Throwing my tissue to the trash can while saying "Kobe!" Then laughing when I missed... and seeing if Sterling would pick it up. He did.
Listening to Sterling teach Wicket about cooking while he made me dinner. (I can only imagine Wicket was on some strange place, like the fridge or the washer. (Again) )
When the police officer told me "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."
And when I read the quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. -Kahil Gibran