Should I feel reassured?

Over the last six months as I’ve been lining up the details of my upcoming trip I’ve bought airline tickets and train tickets, made hostel and hotel reservations, and flung money at various international websites for theatre and music tickets.

But what triggers a fraud response and a phone call today from HSBC? Trying to buy tickets to the Byzantine art exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art.

Seriously? Are most people trying to defraud credit card companies spending £13.50 to see a collection of gilt encrusted paintings and objects? I think not.