Traded my classic Cent card for a chipped one :(

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FastSRT8
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Traded my classic Cent card for a chipped one :(

Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:42 pm

Due to some bastard person stealing and compromising my card number, Amex and their great customer service cut the bastard off at the pass and suspended my card. Didn't even know!

Amex called and said we suspected something and replaced your card with a chipped one. Good thing Cent holders are provided a backup card to use so service is not interrupted.

The chipped card looks weird IMO as the silver chip just messes up the clean look of the cent.

Either way, must say Amex customer service is phenomenal and much appreciated. The card was replaced and in my hands in about 48 hours. Pretty impressive.
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Postby lobbythis » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:22 pm

Can I ask what they tried to buy?

Amex caught a nice $2,000 TV purchase from NewEgg.com on my parents' card. Of course, they took care of it immediately.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:41 pm

Freaking lots of clothing. Lol.
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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:10 pm

So each Centurion holder has two cards, each with its own account number?
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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:16 pm

Yes, besides any supplementary cards, the account holder has 2 cent cards with different numbers. One titanium card and one black plastic one.
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Postby Moneytalks » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:26 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:
The chipped card looks weird IMO as the silver chip just messes up the clean look of the cent.


I think we need a picture for the forum to decide ;)
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Postby lobbythis » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:34 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Yes, besides any supplementary cards, the account holder has 2 cent cards with different numbers. One titanium card and one black plastic one.


That's pretty cool to have.

But, damn clothes...bunch of hoodrats. Shows how stupid they are. You can't even flip clothes quickly or for good money.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:25 pm

Moneytalks wrote:I think we need a picture for the forum to decide ;)


OK just because Moneytalks asked AND since he and I pretty much got on the board at the same time... I am going to post a pic.

The funny thing is, I am actually glad I did this because I found there are DIFFERENCES between the old Cent and the new Cent besides the obvious of the chip.

The Centurion figurehead is different.

The black background also has a faint pattern to it now which the old didn't have.

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Postby CarefulBuilder14 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:37 pm

My BCE and PRG have the smaller chips. Is there any reason Amex uses a mix of different chip sizes and shapes? I would think it would be something they'd try to standardize.

My Freedom has a bigger chip. Maybe the different sizes explain part of why some EMV readers have trouble? Do most European cards have similar chips?

All three of my chip cards are C+S.
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Postby djrez4 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:10 pm

The old centurion looks better, but I like the pattern in the background of the new card.
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