Credit Cards

Simon Wilcox essuu at
Thu Oct 15 10:41:27 BST 2009

On 14/10/09 21:47, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 08:39:32PM +0000, 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.
> I suspect also that's why they don't like mobile numbers.

I've always understood that they prefer it because a landline is 
traceable to somewhere physical whereas a mobile is easy to acquire and 
virtually untraceable.


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