Why don't I have a Centurion card offer?

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:03 pm

djrez4 wrote:Walmart might raise some eyebrows.


It probably would be a concern, unless the real cardholder had a history of shopping there. Some rich people shop there, but they generally aren't the flashy moneyed type. When pro thieves get caught there buying under stolen identities, it is often when trying to make a purchase that is inherently unusual. Who needs a dozen smartphones? Those thieves are clearly trying to resell the goods.

I'm just a bit amused by the idea that (what I'd consider) excessive spending would be normal on a card. So if someone did steal one (and knew what it was), the thief would probably have a pretty wild adventure with it.
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Postby popamode72 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:05 pm

Can't imagine what the fraud prevention on this kind of card would be if the annual fee itself is over 2 grand a year.
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Postby yfan » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:42 pm

popamode72 wrote:Can't imagine what the fraud prevention on this kind of card would be if the annual fee itself is over 2 grand a year.


I am pretty sure they have technology embedded in the Centurion card to remotely send an electric shock and incapacitate the thief while also dialing the police and deactivating its own credit line simultaneously.

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Postby Moneytalks » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:57 pm

popamode72 wrote:Can't imagine what the fraud prevention on this kind of card would be if the annual fee itself is over 2 grand a year.


Probably this monkey...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gju1AWFfsmg
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Postby popamode72 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:14 pm

Hahahaha! I thought so.
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Postby onion » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:26 pm

I wouldn't be surprised to see a Centurion at Walmart. I see way more Platinums at Walmart than I do anywhere else, even at airports etc. I have a Platinum and shop at Walmart a lot, actually, so I'm contributing to that trend lol.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:37 am

Without going into detail, my Cent was recently compromised. All I can say is I'm impressed at how fast Amex knew. They are surely very very good at spotting and stopping fraud!

Hats off to the guys and gals at Amex that protect and keep my account safe
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Postby Elijahmex » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:18 am

I love how the OP never came back and how this thread turned into something completely different.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:05 am

Elijahmex wrote:I love how the OP never came back and how this thread turned into something completely different.


Light trolling is certainly possible. A lot more people troll than have that kind of money to blow (on a long term, sustainable basis).

The user name was oddly specific, so if it was an authentic question, he or she may have simply have wanted to ask the one question.
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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:04 pm

Trolls are entertaining.....
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