Credit Cards

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at
Wed Oct 14 22:07:12 BST 2009

On Oct 14, 2009, at 13:39, the hatter wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Avleen Vig wrote:
>> Here in the US, when you place a credit card order online, you almost
>> always have to give the phone number associated with the credit card
>> account, and that is definitely verified by the CC company / bank.
>> I see no problem with this really.
> Of course, being a security question, you wouldn't want to set it to  
> something that anyone with a phone book can look up.

While they use it to match; they can also use it to call you on a  
verified (by the bank) phone number and confirm that you (the account  
owner or someone in the same household) really did place the order for  
47 chainsaws to be shipped to Nigeria.

  - ask

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