Hello, first post here. Thought I’d share this hidden advantage to Tiller’s Autocat.
So, I categorize all my transactions. I don’t keep an eagle eye on my transaction activity, but I auto-categorize as much as I can and take a quick glance at the transaction sheet every so often. However, I only categorize the transactions I recognize, leaving unknown transactions blank.
This is how I found out my card information was stolen. It started out with a $1 - $2 charge with a description I didn’t know what it was for. I wasn’t super alarmed since some subscriptions and gas stations have some hard to cypher descriptions. So, I left the transaction uncategorized. Fast-forward a month or two when I catch up on auto-categorizing and I notice these same transactions continue. They started with $1 - $2, and like clockwork would double every ~2 weeks. After further investigation, I realized these were fraudulent charges. I wouldn’t have even paid attention to these smaller charges without Tiller’s auto-categorization!
For anyone wanting more detail and what to look for. The transaction descriptions were associated with a website. There was actually two websites that started these transactions around the same time, faxsender[dot]site and newslide[dot]us. Those sites are both set up to look like they offer legitimate services. The fraudulent transactions I received would seem legitimate since they match the arbitrary pricing shown on those sites. But, those websites are clearly fake considering the domains were bought only 1-2 months ago.