I'd been feeling so pleased with myself too.
Nailed the annual accounts in just two days. Also did a complete financial review and everything's ship shape ready to submit my personal and business tax returns next week.
So while I was in finance mode, I thought I'd get ahead of myself for a change and make a start on the spreadsheets for this current financial year, and do April and May.
It's a good job I did.
Hidden away in April's business bank statement was a transaction I didn't recognise. A payment for a substantial sum which I'd certainly have remembered.
I hunted through all the receipts and invoices, checked my online transactions but couldn't find anything relating to it.
What particularly concerned me though, was that the payment was made to towerhousedolls. Cue checking everything AGAIN. Still no clue.
So I rang the bank. It took a while to explain that while, yes, I am Tower House Dolls, no I didn't make that payment to myself.
So I was transferred to the bank's fraud department, where again there was puzzlement. It appeared to have gone to somewhere in the US, they thought it might be Massachusetts. Had I bought anything from a company called Tower House Dolls in the US?
They admitted it would be an almighty coincidence and I was transferred to a higher level fraud department where I was subjected to a barrage of security and personal questions, which eventually seemed to convince them that I, or rather 'Tower House Dolls', was the innocent victim of online fraud.
So, all our business credit/debit cards were cancelled on the spot and I'm awaiting a number of forms and declarations through the post which I have to submit asap.
Will we get the money back?
Perhaps. Pending 'enquiries'
Buggrit Buggrit Buggrit!
Earlier this evening I received notification that the stolen money had been reinstated to the account.