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Old 01-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #21
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The last fraud was for $0.21. I figure it was a test to see if anybody would notice. We did.

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Old 01-26-2015, 06:11 PM   #22
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I bought someone in California fraud monitoring protection once. I assume it was an unintentional screw up and not someone actually stealing a credit card to protect their own cards.

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Cobra9777 View Post
This policy varies by dealer. Last used car I bought, the dealer allowed up to $5K with no fee. So I put $5K on my Fidelity AMEX 2% card, and wrote a check for the rest. On the car before that, I put the entire $15K purchase on the 2% card, but paid a 1% fee to the dealer. I've had other dealers refuse the card altogether.
+1 I bought a used work van for my FIL for $7k. $2k on my CC, $5k cashier's check.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:29 PM   #24
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I just had to get a new Amazon Visa. Someone in TX tried to use my card to buy a WildTangent game for $9.99. It was rejected because they had the wrong expiration date and billing address. It sounded to me like somebody typo'ed their CC number, but they shut down my account anyway.

I buy everything on my Discover CC for the cash back bonus, and since a fair chunk of that is for my business it really adds up. But I can see a time in the future when it's just not worth it. Chip and pin helps with in person purchasing, but unless they come up with something to provide real security for online purchases it could get very expensive for the CC companies and very annoying for the customers.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:43 AM   #25
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In the early 1990's, I bought someone about $450 worth of pizza in Pattaya, Thailand. I protested and the CC company credited me. This is a scam as old as CC's.

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