So a couple of weeks ago my credit card number was stolen, along with a bunch of personal information. It was annoying, but no worse - the bank canceled all the charges, sent me a new card, etc. Today I got the statement that detailed the fraud charges - one of which was a large donation to a charity. WTF? To make it better, they apparently gave the charity my email address, and I've started getting spam from them. I'm now in touch with someone at the charity who is looking up information to see if we can't catch this person. It's funny, they picked an obscure charity that I rather like. I'm sure the charity had to return the money once the bank followed up on it - they can't keep stolen funds, it's SOP for credit card fraud. The thief should have known that. So A) why did they bother? B) who steals a credit card and uses it to donate to charity, anyway? Have you heard of anything like that? What's your credit card theft horror story?