Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 8:52 pm

Transaction security and verification

Filed under: Weird — Lex @ 8:52 pm

A friend mentioned on Facebook today that she’d been the victim of credit-card fraud (that is, someone else using her credit-card number) for the second time in two years.

That happened to me earlier this year: Somebody used my VISA number to buy stuff at an organic grocery store in Miami. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that; I always sort of figured the credit-card system had an alert system that would flash something up on the screen like, “DUDE: If he’s not buying bacon and Cheese Dorts, he’s not the real Lex Alexander.”

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