The Lovely Daughter went to Guatemala over spring break as part of her social work master's program and, like at least one of her classmates, fell victim to some kind of ATM card theft. Apparently someone somehow got card and pin numbers and is slowly making their way through a set of newly created fake cards until "insufficient funds" appears on a screen. Or perhaps the pretend cards are for sale.
LD discovered that she'd been hit when she was at the BMV yesterday to register her car and turned out to have those "insufficient funds." More details, this morning: it seems that her account was emptied in the last day or two by someone in the Santo Domingo airport in the Dominican Republic.
LD: "Well, he's probably not a really bad person."
Her mother: "You are SUCH a social worker!"