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Old Jan 5, 2019, 3:11 pm
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Originally Posted by expert7700
unsure what cards include the service but in US I think all Signature and Infinite cards. The service implied that they bill the card issuer. They really encouraged me to use alernate cards and standsrd shipping, but my Chase Sapphire was the only one with primary rental car coverage.

My second guess to [MENTION=599574]canadiancow[/MENTION]'s riddle would have been that the $25 was an expedite fee from Chase Sapphire.
There is no $25.

That's the point. They charged me card $35, and the bill for Thomas was $35.

But I had 3 beers at $7 - $8 each. There's no way both bills could be $35.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 5:13 pm
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Willie really needs to get out of this drooping slump.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by RangerNS
Its a very specific pattern, so some connection may be lose.... It may recover with some retorquing of the screws.
I agree. $150 should fix it at most repair places.
I dropped my phone onto hardwood an hour back and touch does not work and it looks similar to your. Off to get it fixed/replaced on Mon. And my phone does not have a case either.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 5:52 pm
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I've noticed both my Scotia and CIBC cards have a "freeze card" function on their app - it doesn't cancel card, but makes it unusable until reactivated or found. Not a US card option?
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 5:58 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
I've noticed both my Scotia and CIBC cards have a "freeze card" function on their app - it doesn't cancel card, but makes it unusable until reactivated or found. Not a US card option?
Someone else had physical possession of my card and made a transaction with it. As soon as you tell the issuer "that transaction is not mine", you're getting a new number.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 6:04 pm
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Someone else had physical possession of my card and made a transaction with it. As soon as you tell the issuer "that transaction is not mine", you're getting a new number.
I was forgetting about the next transaction. Had it just been the first bar, it would have been reasonable to wait to see if it turned up. I just hate the hassle of changing all the places it may be on file.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 6:24 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
I was forgetting about the next transaction. Had it just been the first bar, it would have been reasonable to wait to see if it turned up. I just hate the hassle of changing all the places it may be on file.
Luckily this card is only "better" than my next one for travel and dining, so aside from changing the saved number on airlines and hotels, it's not in too many places, and certainly doesn't have any automated payments.

The bigger issue will be memorizing the new number.

Expiry was 01/20, so it's only a year early.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 6:32 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
Luckily this card is only "better" than my next one for travel and dining, so aside from changing the saved number on airlines and hotels, it's not in too many places, and certainly doesn't have any automated payments.

The bigger issue will be memorizing the new number.

Expiry was 01/20, so it's only a year early.
I had my Amex scammed a few weeks back which they caught within 12 hrs. Very ingenious as the first transaction they put thru was for $20 to a go fund me for the California fires. Then a bunch of skip the dishes incl $150 on Swiss Chalet. I think the tipoff was when they used it on a Chinese ecomm site. Everything was reversed as fraud but pain to change card numbers.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 6:37 pm
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$150 on Swiss Chalet
Mmm... all that Chalet Sauce. Good to dip my toenails into.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 6:56 pm
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Originally Posted by canadiancow
There is no $25.

That's the point. They charged me card $35, and the bill for Thomas was $35.

But I had 3 beers at $7 - $8 each. There's no way both bills could be $35.
...but surely Thomas tipped on his bill. And maybe he was extra generous as the bill was lower than expected.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 10:05 pm
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Originally Posted by nomadic.relief
I've noticed both my Scotia and CIBC cards have a "freeze card" function on their app - it doesn't cancel card, but makes it unusable until reactivated or found. Not a US card option?
RBC does this too. Granted it doesn't help in this case, but I still appreciate the option. Never saw it on any of my UK cards of which I still had several until very recently.

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Someone else had physical possession of my card and made a transaction with it. As soon as you tell the issuer "that transaction is not mine", you're getting a new number.
Originally Posted by canadiancow
Luckily this card is only "better" than my next one for travel and dining, so aside from changing the saved number on airlines and hotels, it's not in too many places, and certainly doesn't have any automated payments.

The bigger issue will be memorizing the new number.

Expiry was 01/20, so it's only a year early.
Do card numbers change on renewal? In the past, mine haven't afaik. Not my UK ones anyway. I once used a card I had "misplaced" as I had a photocopy of the old card and was able to guess the new expiry date (can't recall how I got around CVC unless that also didn't change, but I thought it did). I do remember when I did get a new updated card (better benefits and points) a few years ago I forget Netflix was on it, I found out when they blocked my account until I provided a working number. Ooops.
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Old Jan 5, 2019, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94
Do card numbers change on renewal? In the past, mine haven't afaik. Not my UK ones anyway. I once used a card I had "misplaced" as I had a photocopy of the old card and was able to guess the new expiry date (can't recall how I got around CVC unless that also didn't change, but I thought it did). I do remember when I did get a new updated card (better benefits and points) a few years ago I forget Netflix was on it, I found out when they blocked my account until I provided a working number. Ooops.
On renewal? No.

On a "fraud" claim? Yes.
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Old Jan 6, 2019, 4:15 am
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Willie really needs to get out of this drooping slump.
A doctor can prescribe a little blue pill for that...
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Old Jan 6, 2019, 10:38 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad
Willie really needs to get out of this drooping slump.
It highlights that he's not worth the money the Leafs ended up paying him.
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Old Jan 6, 2019, 10:45 am
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Damn California with their FasTrak lanes...we were driving in an HOV lane following my GPS only to suddenly find the lane merging into a FasTrak lane. Solid white line to my right prevented me from changing lanes in time.

What's worse is I understand I can't pay for the violation directly. I have to wait for the rental car company to charge my credit card, inclusive of the car rental company's $25 USD fee.

All for maybe 500 meters...
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