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I've been on the 'net longer that some of you've been ALIVE.
I no longer have a credit card... Well, until a new one gets issued. Apparently something caught the eye of Visa and they thought it was too friggin' WEIRD of a purchase to be mine. So they put a stop on the card. So what was it?

Was it the $2700+ back in Nov '03 for my new computer system? No.
Was it the $900 in (mostly) anime from Suncoast in Dec '03? No.
Was it the $600 - 800 four times over for trips to the get-together in three states? No.
Was it the God-knows-what on multiple trips all over CONUS during AT and deployments? No.

It was the $540 tires that I got, basically, down the road from my house that set off Visa...

So anime, computers, trips, and such all over do not seem to bother Visa. But get a set of tires right near your house and OH FUCK ILLEGAL USAGES YOU STOPPED!!!!111!

And my connections all buggy. Blargh.

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From: quasipenfold Date: June 9th, 2005 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait a minute, they stopped the card without consulting you?

About two years ago, I had to have my AC fixed. It cost me $1200, which I charged to my MasterCard. A little later, someone from MasterCard called me up at home and asked me if I made that purchase. I told them that I did, and that was the end of it. My card wasn't stopped, I didn't need to get a new one issued, nothing.

In comparison, what happened to you is some twisted parody of that protection.

Forget about being polite, put a boot up someone's ass.
arjei From: arjei Date: June 9th, 2005 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, when I went to my bank, (since it is a Visa/debit banking card) they didn't even knew it was stopped. Hell, when the banker pulled up the info on the card, it came up a 'Code 4', which they never seen before, (or so very rarely seen) so they didn't have any idea what it was. A call to Visa it because of a weird charge AND they could not contact me is what put the stop on the card.

Of course, I asked around the house. No such phone call from Visa. I have to go back to the bank today, both to get money out for gas, and to make sure that I do not get smacked with any extra charges from this.

Bonus was that in the employer field it says US ARMY. After I left the bank, one thought that I had was 'Geez, I wonder if whoever put the damned stop on the card even bothered to look at who pays my ass. It would've really sucked if I was deployed.'
From: brownkitty Date: June 9th, 2005 01:40 am (UTC) (Link)
That is messed up.
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