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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 311074  
Subject: Re: American Express Phobia Date: 5/20/2001 6:56 PM
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That is bizarre


This is not bizarre.

I live in Korea. My CC institued this wonderful system whereby if any "strange" or "odd" charges came up on my card, it would be rejected.

I was using the card once and was rejected. I thought it odd, but tried the cash machine. Rejected. I went to the credit union the next day. They could only say that this protection system had kicked in. I had to call and talk to them.

I called that night. The said the funny charges were a ticket on Korean Airlines and two nights in a hotel in Taegu, Korea. I asked them if they knew what my address was. They read it correctly, but were taken aback when I told them that APO AP means Army Post Office, Area Pacific. I explained to them that I lived in Korea. They fixed the problem, but less than a week later, same thing. I had to call again and get them to remove the "protection" so I could use the card.

I still worry as I travel often and don't wan't the headache, that is why I have the card in the first place.


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