I've just placed several orders with UK parts suppliers -- Chain Reaction Cycles and Wiggle. Each order was just under $1000. I am doing several bike builds, and additions to other bikes.
It's all quite exciting... although I had to rebuild my Baskets on each when my connection slowed a little, and I cleared the cookies. Bzzzzztt!! Wrong move. Fortunately, the rebuilding of the lists took a shorter time than originally.
Anyway, I got a phone call about an hour after paying for one of the orders with my card through PayPal. It was from my financial insitution asking me if the transaction was legitimate.
There were no boxes to tick, no requests to check my account, nothing out of the ordinary. It's just a plain little credit union.
But I am glad someone is watching my back from the embezzlement point of view. Even if they irritate me sometimes with their fees and charges.
I suppose the more cynical than I could say Big Brother is watching.
So, would your financial institution do the same for you?