08-24-2007, 01:42 PM
So, I'm trying to buy some new ink cartridges from epson using my class action lawsuit certificates. Epson rejected my credit card. So I call them, everything goes through, until I receive and email rejecting it again. Now I'm getting pi$$ed, figuring they are just making it difficult to cash in the certificates. Called them again, and patiently explained what has happened and give them another card #. He stays on the line long enough to ensure me the charge was accepted, and it was. Two days later, I use the ATM, and it spits my card back out saying something the effect, it's deleted. Off to the bank, where they have me talk to a loss prevention specialist. Apparently, they picked up two charges, where the first triggered the computer to watch status, and the 2nd froze the account. Bottom line, the bank lost very little money, and I didn't lose any. Impressed with how fast they locked the account down. they also mentioned another customer that had used the card ONCE, at a restaurant, and it suddenly started with fraudulent charges. I'm really careful with my card, as careful as I can be and still actually use it. Can't say I'm going to change any behavior with this incident.