philip.g.potter at gmail.com
Tue Oct 13 14:21:14 BST 2009
2009/10/13 Denny <2009 at denny.me>:
> On Tue, 2009-10-13 at 13:27 +0100, Robert Shiels wrote:
>> I tried to buy something through play.com last week, and they want my
>> credit card details. Along with the usual dates and numbers, they are
>> also insisting on a date of birth, and a landline telephone number? For
>> security reasons.
>> I dislike giving online retailers any more information than I have to -
>> do they really need this? Will other companies be following suit and so
>> refusing is just me playing Canute? Will the CC company verify these
>> details (not sure if I've even given them my phone number.) - I'm of the
>> opinion that play.com are just data mining.
> They might not want those details for a simple CC auth. I bought
> something quite expensive from Play.com a few years ago and they called
> me to tell me that I'd failed the credit check so they had to reject the
> order. Turned out to be because I wasn't on the electoral roll, I'm
> fairly sure my credit card company didn't tell them that.
wth? I call bullshit on play.com. If the card company will pay, it's
none of play.com's business whether you are creditworthy or not.
play.com gets the money and the credit card company is liable for any
credit risk you represent.
I'm still angry at any retailer who holds on to your card details with
no option to make them forget; which includes play.com and amazon
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