I rarely use my credit card...I rely on my debit card for most purchases. Down south it isn’t always that easy. There are a lot of places where our Canadian Debit card won’t work…Starbucks for one! My husband is always telling me that it would be easier to just use Visa…AND now our Bank is offering WestJet Miles for Visa Purchases…like in FREE Airline Tickets!
On Thursday I dropped the mutts off at the groomer and headed off to JoAnn’s in pursuit of ‘THE RULER’…which they didn’t have but I did manage to buy a couple of 40% off books and other misc. things…and I used my Visa Card for the FIRST time. And then when I picked up the mutts I used it for the SECOND time. I have also used it twice on-line to make purchases in the past two weeks.
Friday morning I went to JoAnn’s online store and tried to order ‘THE Ruler’ and I came to a screeching HALT…my Visa had been suspended!! WHAT THE?
YUP, you guessed it…Visa FRAUD!! How can this be? My card is practically a virgin!! She had been suspended due to QUESTIONABLE PURCHASES!! LIKE WHAT?? They didn’t like the books I bought??
How could they NOT like these books? They are fantastic!!
Nope…that wasn’t it…How about a techie device bought in Philadelphia and airline tickets on Lufthansa and Swiss Air? Ummmm….NO…definitely NOT me!
Because of these questionable purchases, they had shut me down…and I had barely got started!! That card has never seen friction!!
The Visa Operator was very nice…said she would be sending out a new card that very day…BUT will it reach me in time for the Road to California Quilt Show on Thursday? My fingers are crossed…
After all was said and done, hubby said, “It’s a good thing you tried to order that ruler because you caught it early!” My answer… “Well maybe I should order something everyday…that way, if it ever happens again, I will catch it REALLY early!” …:0)
Good news…the ruler has been ordered using Hubby’s Visa (whew…they didn’t shut us both down!) and at half price!
All’s well, that ends well…
Maybe you should put your credit card ‘to the test’?! Just sayin’…
Have a SAFE Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P