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TOPIC: I feel like I can't buy

I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18019

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I had someone rack up $6K on my credit card about 2 weeks ago at Home Depot. Not sure how they did that without the physical card or an ID but... Luckily my bank just canceled the charges and sent me a new card. I've recently purchased from a few new vendors and had my first bitcoin transaction so who knows if any of those were the culprit. I'm not too worried about it though as that's the credit card company's problem, not mine.
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18038

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Was it a local Home Depot? Not sure what difference that would make, but just curious because of the way your post was worded. There are so many data breaches happening so often and it seems we usually get the news late if we get it at all.
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18047

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I've had ALL of my social media accts hacked, even my twitter, recently. Huge hassles and also had my CC info hacked, bank called me, ended that. Do NOT reply to inquiries online from your banking companies - CALL THEM. I've caught plenty of phisherz doing emails "from the bank", some from banks I don't even use. I don't think fraudulent credit card use is specifically aimed at kratom vendors. However, many vendors had trouble getting approved to rRECEIVE cc processing of sales (politically motivated to cease kratom sales? Nobody is sure of the purpose), some vendors have found it necessary to use overseas cc processors because of THAT.
Please check back here or call the vendor of your choosing to inquire with any concerns?
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18051

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intrepid1 wrote: Was it a local Home Depot? Not sure what difference that would make, but just curious because of the way your post was worded. There are so many data breaches happening so often and it seems we usually get the news late if we get it at all.


It was a home depot in Georgia and I live in Colorado.
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18061

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How did you buy the Bitcoin? It's generally a secure process, but there are some shady bastards out there of course. If you used a reputable exchange or service, you should be fine there.
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18066

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So is it not safe to use credit card with vendors who still take now? Thank you
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18071

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It's perfectly safe (as much as any credit card purchase). Some VENDORS are having headaches being ABLE to accept them. That's the ONLY issue. Of course it is confusing because it makes NO SENSE
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18072

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For Bitcoin, follow the instructions verified as SAFE through US vendors.

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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18080

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If your vendor is trustworthy, it should be fine. I'm just swapping to bitcoin. If you use a card, as long as your bank doesn't decline it because they're using a shady Chinese CC processor, you should be safe.
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I feel like I can't buy 1 year 3 months ago #18082

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Thank you August and Laurie. Tried new vendor today hawksbill botanicals. Called them Really great family run business they still accept credit cards looking forward to finally getting red Borneo and red indo for nighttime pain especially. Will do review soon
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