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On 4/6/2010 7:22 PM, Marty Deveney wrote: > In the Leica Store in Vienna I was prevented from making a transaction > because the bank thought that the transaction was potentially > fraudulent. I changed banks. > > Marty > > > On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 9:33 AM, Robert D. Baron<rbaron at concentric.net> > wrote: > >> The major credit card companies have very sophisticated software now >> that can be reasonably adept at spotting possible fraudulent >> transactions. >> >> Several times in recent years I have got calls from fraud units asking >> me if I was in, say, China the previous day (the answer is always >> 'no') and they say we've got a fraudulent transaction here and we'll >> cancel your card and overnight you a new one. Citibank has been >> particularly active in this area. >> >> But it can also trip you up: Several months ago I put gas in my car, >> then went a WalMart, then went to a liquor store. I used the same >> card at all three places. At the liquor store I was told the card was >> rejected and I should call the issuer's Fraud Unit. I did and was >> told I had fallen into the pattern of people who steal credit cards: >> They go to a gas station to make sure the card works, then they go to >> a WalMart to get items to sell, and then they go to a liquor store to >> stock up for a party. This caused their software to tag me, but when >> I convinced them it was me and not a robber they approved the >> purchase. >> >> This Modern Age. >> >> --Bob >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Leica Users Group. >> See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information >> >> > _______________________________________________ > Leica Users Group. > See http://leica-users.org/mailman/listinfo/lug for more information > > A red flag is a significant transaction in another country. My CC company advises calling them in advance to let them know. Years ago I bought a Heidelberg scanner from B&H and it tripped a fraud alert because of the amount. Not bad, I thought.