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Went to use my Visa card today and was informed it was declined.

Phoned the Bank. They has stopped my card after noticing "unusual" transactions.

$3,000 USD charged to Poker.com in the Channel Islands.

The only time my card was out of my hands, or my sight was at a gas station, is gas theft such a big problem in the US??

You have to unlock the pump with a card, if the pump asks for your zip code and you live outside the US, you're screwed. Of course you can have the attendant unlock the pump by leaving your credit card at the cash desk.

IF the gas station is one that takes VISA. I am surprised at how many gas stations I found that would not take Visa, only cash and debit cards. Guess what, the gas station debit cards mostly are not on the Cirrus network.

The ARCO in Bakersfield takes Visa. Apparently they REALLY take Visa.

Makes a vacation such a joy.
 

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And here I thought the answer would be "crabs."
 

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i was hoping the answer was NOT paint's suggestion. ;)

yo, had the same thing, except with an intenret pron site.

anytime your card is used, swiped, online, etc--they have the #.

have you not paid for a dinner with the card? waiter leaves and returns with card...

etc etc.
 

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thinkcooper said:
...and here I was looking forward to reading about your cameo appearance in the latest "Girls Gone Wild" video. :(
all your girls gone wild are belong to J's.
 
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Geez Paint, I am Married and was travelling WITH my wife and kids. Geez?!

I used this particular card exactly 3 times on our vacation. Fred Meyer in Medford, Oregon at the cash desk.

Cyclart in San Diego where I became the proud owner of a drop dead gorgeous retro-geek puff the chest out dream bike.

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Arco in Bakersfield.

Pretty darn sure Jim Cunningham didn't use my number to sign up to Poker.com.

In many ways I just hate the damn credit cards but it sure is hard to travel without them. As for cash at the gas stations, the motorhome takes 80 gallons a pop. Easier to manage the trip, and do the accounting later if I use Visa, but what a pain the you know what ....
 

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GirchyGirchy said:
Uh, are you sure you actually didn't purchase that? ;)
nope. not at that time. i was all about magazines and videos then. ;)
 

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toomanybikes said:
Geez Paint, I am Married and was travelling WITH my wife and kids. Geez?!
You're kinkier than I thought.
 

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I had a friend who got his card number stolen buy a liquor strore attendant. Apparently they had two credit card machines there. The guy swiped the one first, tokd my friend it wasn't working, then swiped it on the other one and it worked. Apparently the first one was hooked up to a computer that had a program on it that unlocks all the info. on the card. The guy then spent about 8 grand online.




joe
 
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Friction_Shifter said:
since we ain't getting any real porn, let's see the bike porn....show us yer cycleart....
At the risk of breaking rules ( 'cause this used to be NCD!), Pron ......

Columbus SLX and Purty, silly thing had a flatlander 12-17 straight block on it, that has been switched out.
 

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toomanybikes said:
At the risk of breaking rules ( 'cause this used to be NCD!), Pron ......

Columbus SLX and Purty, silly thing had a flatlander 12-17 straight block on it, that has been switched out.
i think i just innoculated.
 
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haiku d'etat said:
i think i just innoculated.

That's what I did when I first saw it.

I had to have it, I just had to.

Who says the kids have to go to college?

Ain't it Purty ...........
 

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toomanybikes said:
That's what I did when I first saw it.

I had to have it, I just had to.

Who says the kids have to go to college?

Ain't it Purty ...........
i love you.
 
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