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I thought what the hell, I'm way under what will my charge be approved says, so I tried again thinking I entered something wrong - same thing. I go back and re-enter everything from scratch - same results.
Ok now I know there is an issue. I log into the Amex site half expecting to see "SUSPENDED" meaning you are under F/R, though hell if I know why. I didn't. So I went to "will my charge be approved" and put in the amount of the phone bill. It was declined, and said to call in to verify my information.
I called in and the guy asked to verify my phone so he wanted to call me back at my number. I let him and verified my billing address and that was that.
Not sure what would have triggered that, but they seem awfully itchy. It would be damn embarrassing to get declined for 5 bucks at Taco Bell I tell you. So in the meantime I went out and used my CSP entered the info hit submit and bam, payment made, no issues.
So Amex lost a swipe, and I'm kind of leery now that I will go for lunch and be made a fool of, for no good reason that I can see. I mean if I was out charging it up and not paying them I could see it, but I haven't - I've used it but paid as soon as the charges posted. So, I'm going to start using my CSP for a while, and see what happens.
I fully understand being careful, don't get me wrong, I understand where they are coming from, I just don't want to be made an ass out of when I go to lunch. So we'll have to see how this goes.
I mean if they wanted to verify my info, why not just do that when I activate? Why potentially make a jackass of me and alienate me from spending on the card? Chase is going to get some more business now. I'm not really angry with them, just don't want to look like a bigger idiot than I am is that asking too much?
Again I do understand they need to be careful, but if I end up looking like a fool too many times, I'll just have to give the swipes to someone else. So, I guess slowly we go...