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Author: maureenkaplan Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308425  
Subject: Re: Big dumb jerk stole debit card no. Date: 7/2/2001 11:10 AM
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Weird that a machine at Visa knows my habits so well. I don't know whether to fear for my privacy, or be grateful that I don't have to swap credit cards so often...!

Well, I had to think about that one, too - and decided that I didn't mind it knowing my habits, and questioning charges that didn't fit. But I *did* mind the part where, when I called (after getting a phone call asking me to talk to someone) the automated system asked me to verify the charges - if I said they were mine, it hung up (*WITHOUT* reactivating my card!) I had to tell the automated system that the charges weren't accurate in order to reach the live human I needed to reactivate the card... I *hate* faulty programming...

(Note: this was during my (f)oolish days, when I was using the card for gas!)

Maureen
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