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Postby Reclusive46 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:15 pm

djrez4 wrote:I believe the proper reaction would be to buy beers on someone else's card. ;)


That would only seem fair :P

I do wonder how someone managed to use a counterfeit card here in the UK though. Non chip cards are looked at with suspicion :P (The Amex uk emergency replacement cards are magstripe only, so have some experience with this).

Foreign transactions don't normally go in Pending (As they don't know the exact exchange rate) with Amex. If the charges do post, be sure to tell us what it is, I'm curious to see where it was used.
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Postby Reclusive46 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:21 pm

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Postby Marcov719 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:34 pm

Reclusive46 wrote:That would only seem fair :P

I do wonder how someone managed to use a counterfeit card here in the UK though. Non chip cards are looked at with suspicion :P (The Amex uk emergency replacement cards are magstripe only, so have some experience with this).

Foreign transactions don't normally go in Pending (As they don't know the exact exchange rate) with Amex. If the charges do post, be sure to tell us what it is, I'm curious to see where it was used.


They did post. Here are the two transaction. I was tempted to call the hotel and let them know about the fraudulent charges lol. But might have not been a good idea.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:57 am

So the guy stole your card and used it for a hotel room and dinner? That's odd.
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Postby Marcov719 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:49 am

djrez4 wrote:So the guy stole your card and used it for a hotel room and dinner? That's odd.


Same thing I was thinking. I'm sure that's why AmEx didn't pick up on this as it looks normal. From my point of view the thief used the rental room as a test to see if the card would clear. Now he/she knows the card is operating and open to clear any future charges. Unlike my mom's Discover Business card they went to Subway and then visited Barneys New York and had them selfs a good time. Next day they went to Subway again which I thought was funny.



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