I was held captive and forced to put purchases on my card!

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Postby travelbug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:42 pm

Yep! 20-20 hindsight here!


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Postby travelbug » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:45 pm

A worst choice than I made...but the outcome will probably be the same......financially at least.

Chinese criminals have found something much better and safer than robbing banks, it seems

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The perfect crime....?

Postby travelbug » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:56 pm

So it seems to me the perfect crime is to get a cardholder entrapped somewhere ( bar, club, tea room, you name it! ),

get them to sign a credit card receipt against their will for thousands of dollars, by either holding them or threatening them with harm, and even if they call their card issuer almost immediately.....nothing will be done. They will be held liable.

It seems to me that the only solution here is to ALWAYS report your card as stolen..no matter what!

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Postby Bksuper » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:55 pm

I think that in such a situation, since the criminals won't know what you're signature on file with the banks or that you usually provide for legitimate purchases looks like, you should sign it so that it looks as little like you're real signature as possible in terms of penmanship as possible without tipping them off (ie making it chicken scratch).
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Postby djrez4 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:25 am

What are the chances of Chinese gangsters knowing cursive writing?

Sign the receipt, "Charges not accepted."
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Postby MemberSince99 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:34 am

djrez4 wrote:What are the chances of Chinese gangsters knowing cursive writing?

Sign the receipt, "Charges not accepted."


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Postby travelbug » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:05 pm

Errr....they had my card to match to the signature, and one of them spoke english. They were careful to check the signature matched.
djrez4 wrote:What are the chances of Chinese gangsters knowing cursive writing?

Sign the receipt, "Charges not accepted."

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Postby lexareece » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:22 pm

I absolutely would not pay. I would do everything possible not to pay including filing a law suit against Chase.
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Postby djrez4 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:34 pm

travelbug wrote:Errr....they had my card to match to the signature, and one of them spoke english. They were careful to check the signature matched.


My cards have my real sig, which looks like a doodle, and "SEE ID" on the back of it. I bet I could get away with it.

Morbid curiousity... what sort of threat did they use to get you to sign? Death? Finger-chopping?
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Postby travelbug » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:23 pm

They ( 2 rough looking Chinese thugs ) blocked the door, pushing me away from it, said I had to pay because of their "overhead"
It was obvious that I wasn't getting out of the room without signing....I didn't like the idea of waiting to see what might happen....there are cases of tourists getting beaten up who pushed their luck in situations like this....
djrez4 wrote:My cards have my real sig, which looks like a doodle, and "SEE ID" on the back of it. I bet I could get away with it.

Morbid curiousity... what sort of threat did they use to get you to sign? Death? Finger-chopping?



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