Reasonable Purchases That Would Probably Trigger a Fraud Alert From My Bank

• Wine stopper
• Non-frozen vegetables
• Two movie tickets
• Floss
• Formal footwear
• Fast food guacamole
• Name brand medication
• Treadmill belt lube
• Datebook
• Stocks
• Bonds
• Valentines

 

Michael McGrath tweets as @marcomcgrath.

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18 Comments / Post A Comment

cliuless (#36)

I had $400 in fraudulent gas station charges, but it was the $34 charge to Golden Krust that raised red flags for the good people at Visa. I don’t even know how to drive.

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

This stuff used to be part of my job. Fraud monitory is based on a series of complicated algorithms that no one actually understands. As far as I know they were discovered on the wall of an Egyptian pyramid (starship?) and have never been fully comprehended by the minds of modern man.

wearitcounts (#772)

reasonable purchases that would probably trigger a fraud alert from my bank:
-bill from dining establishment without liquor license
-gym membership
-subscription to the financial times
-gin

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@wearitcounts i’m fine with the first three, but i won’t stand for anything that gets between me and gin.

wearitcounts (#772)

@EvanDeSimone i’m very loyal to whiskey and all liquors brown. i’ll drink gin, but somebody has to make me.

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@wearitcounts Whiskey in the cold months, gin in the hot. Liquor choice should be dictated by climate.

wearitcounts (#772)

@EvanDeSimone MINT JULEP

(i don’t think i’ve ever actually had a mint julep)

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@wearitcounts I’m googling how to make them. I think i have all the ingredients at my house.

wearitcounts (#772)

@EvanDeSimone I’LL BE RIGHT THERE

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@wearitcounts who said i was sharing?

wearitcounts (#772)

@EvanDeSimone oh, there will be no sharing. all the whiskey is my whiskey.

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@wearitcounts Well played, also we have just owned this comments section.

wearitcounts (#772)

@EvanDeSimone yeeeah…haha. awkward.

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

@wearitcounts I believe you mean aw…esome? Do you have twitter?

wearitcounts (#772)

@EvanDeSimone long story short, yes, but it’s not just my account. i’m a bit of a luddite when it comes to that stuff. but feel free to get at me the old school way – allisonfbello@gmail.com.

@EvanDeSimone @wearitcounts I’m shippin for you 2

bgprincipessa (#699)

@Logan Sachon This went great places unexpectedly. (Brick, where did you get a hand grenade?) (NO THAT DOES NOT GET OLD)

Megano! (#124)

I must have pretty eclectic charges, because the one time someone did steal my credit card, Visa did not catch it.
If I leave town ever though, my debit card is usually shut down so fast after I get back, it is uncanny.

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