Because Fraud Is So Common, I Almost Fell For A Phishing Scheme

If you have a sock drawer full of credit cards, having a card compromised is just part of the game. I can’t go more than a few months before I get an alert asking me if my card was used in one place or another.

The most recent case of fraud came while I was on my work trip to New York. Someone decided to steal one of my card numbers and go on one of the most depressing spending sprees I’ve ever seen in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Obviously, it was fraud because who needs to go to Zaxby’s right after eating at Sonic?

So after getting that sorted out and receiving my new cards, I figured I was off the hook for a while. Then I got an email from Chase.

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The Case Of The Missing 140,000 Points, Marriott’s Delusions About Bonvoy, Are Cashback Cards A Good Thing?, + More!

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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How To Earn An Easy 1500 Membership Rewards, How To Make Your Hilton Honors Account Harder to Hack, & More

Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Oh Great, Uber Drivers Have Another Way To Scam Passengers (But You May Be Able To Get This One Refunded)

Every time I experience or hear about another scam that some UBER drivers participate in, I think I’ve heard it all. So far there’s been:

And these are all things we’ve experienced or others, who also follow the seven rules of being a good Uber/Lyft passenger, have.

But nope, I haven’t heard it all yet, because I just heard of yet another scam invented by ride sharing drivers…

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Are Merchants Allowed To Require ID On Credit Card Purchases?

When you use a credit card to pay for something, the cashier may sometimes ask you for ID to verify that you’re the cardholder. I’ve found this to be especially true in tourist-heavy places. Of course, the vendor does this to match the name on the credit card to the information on your ID, to prevent credit card fraud.

But are they allowed to do that? Well, it’s complicated…

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