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Posted by DC on September 26, 1998 at 14:08:08:

In Reply to: Paranoid posted by RichS on September 26, 1998 at 13:43:59:

My real job (as opposed to car stereo) is in the banking/financial services field. I just had to make a comment or two based upon your post...

1. You are NOT liable for any charges resulting from someone stealing your c/c number and using it without your permission.

2. I'm sure that you know this, however. You probably just don't want to deal with the hassle of having 50 fraudulent charges reversed.

3. So let me make a suggestion. Go down to your local bank and ask them for a Visa card with a $500 credit limit. Now you have a "safe" card to use if you have doubts about the security of the purchase process. I use mine for purchases at places where I have my doubts about the ethical standards of the employees, over the internet, telephone purchases, etc.

4. If someone gets the number, how much damage can they do? Even if they bang it out to the tune of $500 - that is an amount I can afford to pay to protect my credit (should it ever come to that).

Just a thought or two.....

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