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Author: fredinseoul Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 309168  
Subject: Re: American Express Phobia Date: 5/20/2001 7:01 PM
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Actually it does make some sense. If you were a thief and stole a credit card/wallet what would you do? You would go find out if it was still good and not wanting to be in a shop incase it was reported as stolen, right? Therefore, a lot of thieves will go and try to charge the gas. If it works they know they got a good card.


This sounds good today, typing at my computer. But when I was trying to use the card and it was the only form of money in my pocket, I was not a happy camper.

This is too Big Brother like. Or US Governmental, We had to prevent use of the card in order to save the card from being stolen. In protecting me (dripping with sarcasm), I can't even use the card? I guess that if I can't use the card, I can't run uo a large balance.

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