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Visa Card purchase of Edirol R1????

by sdef / July 4, 2005 7:02 PM PDT

I am trying to buy one from an on-line dealer on Visa Card. This dealer requires a digital photo of the back and front of my card which I sent, but blocked out 4 digits of the card number, for security reasons. I have done this with other on-line purchases.

This dealer has come back and rejected the transaction requiring me to unblock the numbers. If I do this, they have my full card number, security number on the back strip, my complete signature, expiry date; everything! My bank have advised against doing this as they believe it could open me to credit card fraud.

What do others think? Is this a common requirement, and is it wise to do this? What alternatives can you suggest?

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Shop elsewhere.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 4, 2005 10:31 PM PDT

The dealer is either new or getting such information to do many people harm. It's not worth dealing with such.

Bob

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Re Shop elsewhere
by sdef / July 5, 2005 6:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Shop elsewhere.

I am waiting for further correspondence from them, but have not heard anything since last week (however I am giving them the benefit of the doubt as there was the weekend, and I guess 4th of July holiday).

The company, B&H Photo do appear to be a reputable company. Any comments, or suggestions as to who to deal with should this fizz out?

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Walk.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 5, 2005 7:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Re Shop elsewhere

I see no reason to chase after them at all. I buy stuff from Amazon without such interesting requirements.

Bob

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