Thieving Romanian bastards

(absolutely nothing to do with cricket alert)

I had a missed call from an 0845 number after work yesterday, and a voicemail. When I listened, it was from my bank, NatWest, who asked me to call back on a special number. So I did, confirmed my date of birth and other stuff and was told by an automated machine that some thieving git in Romania had tried to withdraw £205. And failed!

The whole affair took about 15 minutes to sort out. The money’s still in my account, the card’s been automatically stopped and a new one is on its way. Best of all, the thieving Romanian bastard is not nearly as rich today as he expected he would be.

Not often I have need to praise a bank…