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Oct 25, 18, 1:13 pm
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Posted By Andy2

I did a check free bill pay for $1,998.50...

I did a check free bill pay for $1,998.50 yesterday and bought two money orders for the magical sum like $999.13 and $999.11. The agent was surprised to see a new screen for the money orders and she...
Oct 24, 18, 9:29 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,986
Posted By Andy2

Just mail each money order with a voucher in a...

Just mail each money order with a voucher in a separate envelope to the credit card company.

Stamps and envelopes are not that expensive, especially in comparison to losing government benefits.
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Dec 17, 17, 9:02 am
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

That same information is needed by a retailer (or...

That same information is needed by a retailer (or a bank if it does not already have it) for entry into the Daily Monetary Log that is required for cash transactions of $3,000 or more. Also, the...
Dec 16, 17, 5:41 pm
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

I read that article and did not see where they...

I read that article and did not see where they reversed the policy the articles I linked to discussed.

It said the federal government is being more aggressive with asset seizures and forfeitures,...
Dec 16, 17, 9:06 am
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/politics/rul...

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/01/us/politics/rules-change-on-irs-seizures-too-late-for-some.html
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Nov 21, 17, 10:00 am
Replies: 172
Views: 48,228
Posted By Andy2

Every once in a while this game still works the...

Every once in a while this game still works the way it used to (and is supposed to).

Just got my year-end match of $3,750, which equates to $250,000 is spending.

All of the spending was US Bank...
Oct 13, 17, 6:30 pm
Replies: 331
Views: 205,289
Posted By Andy2

I received a $100 credit on a $126 charge for...

I received a $100 credit on a $126 charge for upgrading to premium economy an American.

I paid the $126 fee a week after redeeming the miles for travel. I didn't want the fee to look like a...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 15, 17, 10:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,652
Posted By Andy2

LA Times article on high profitabilty for airlines but devaluation for customers

I hadn't realized that United is increasing basic mileage redemption from 25,000 to 32,500. But the article is not specific to United. The article discusses the lack of award availability on...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 15, 17, 8:58 am
Replies: 11
Views: 7,129
Posted By Andy2

What is wrong with the answers listed above. ...

What is wrong with the answers listed above.

If miles are purchased with cash and actually redeemed for business travel, they would be deductible for the amount of cash paid for the miles.

If...
Forum: MilesBuzz
Sep 5, 17, 4:07 pm
Replies: 795
Views: 148,064
Posted By Andy2

Someone posted this information in the AA Forum,...

Someone posted this information in the AA Forum, and a few may realize that this was the thread that started the discussion of whether AA miles received for opening a checking/savings account...
Jul 3, 17, 9:30 am
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

But wouldn't you concede that if a customer who...

But wouldn't you concede that if a customer who was not known by the bank to be in "cash business" continuously deposited $4-$5 K in cash every few days, he would get SARs filed? If the solution was...
Jun 18, 17, 10:20 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,124
Posted By Andy2

??? I would like more data points as to...

???

I would like more data points as to whether this one is churnable or repeatable.

Did the Original Poster mean "anyone got" as a question, or was he saying that "anyway he got" as an...
Jun 2, 17, 6:57 pm
Replies: 1,600
Views: 482,254
Posted By Andy2

I spent $4,700 and got a $325 credit and my...

I spent $4,700 and got a $325 credit and my 50,000 bonus points posted, so the $325 credit did not reduce my qualified spend below the $4,500 threshold.
Apr 21, 17, 7:21 pm
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,426
Posted By Andy2

Thanks, I will try one and see if the CSR can do...

Thanks, I will try one and see if the CSR can do it correctly.

Does it work okay as part of split tender? I usually drain four cards at a time when I use BillPay and either two or four at a time...
Apr 21, 17, 4:34 pm
Replies: 1,031
Views: 261,426
Posted By Andy2

I got a couple of frozen ones and had to have new...

I got a couple of frozen ones and had to have new one mailed to me a couple of weeks ago.

Now the entire selection of US Bank VGCs has been removed.

I am hoping this is temporary and related to...
Feb 24, 17, 9:48 am
Replies: 40
Views: 42,886
Posted By Andy2

I know I am still in the minority on this, but I...

I know I am still in the minority on this, but I have to have sent well over $1 million in money orders to pay credit card bills in the last many years, particularly when MSing was in its heyday and...
Feb 13, 17, 1:53 pm
Replies: 1,821
Views: 414,403
Posted By Andy2

Your noting of rates of earning is very...

Your noting of rates of earning is very appropriate.

I find the AA program frustrating regarding the lack of availability, although I did just find a one-way business class seat to Europe that I...
Jan 7, 17, 12:21 pm
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

The guidance (granted it is instructive not...

The guidance (granted it is instructive not statutory) tells a bank to gain an understanding of the entire stream of transactions in determining whether to file Suspicious Activity Reports. If...
Jan 2, 17, 1:50 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 358,579
Posted By Andy2

Ah, but the 70 cent per money order fee for two...

Ah, but the 70 cent per money order fee for two money orders brings it to $2,000.
Jan 2, 17, 1:02 pm
Replies: 1,429
Views: 358,579
Posted By Andy2

I agree. I have been paying credit card balances...

I agree. I have been paying credit card balances resulting from MSing for years with money orders mailed to the credit card companies. I track them and only one out of a countless number was ever...
Jan 2, 17, 8:56 am
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

You are conveniently ignoring the subjectiveness...

You are conveniently ignoring the subjectiveness of the rules that allow the IRS and regulators to impose penalties for not filing SARs and for not getting rid of questionable customers. And the...
Dec 31, 16, 2:02 pm
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

I didn't say that it did. In fact, if you read...

I didn't say that it did. In fact, if you read back far enough you will find citations indicating that debit cards don't equal cash or currency.

I was pointing out a rational reason as to why...
Dec 30, 16, 8:32 am
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

I agree, but in fairness there are purists on...

I agree, but in fairness there are purists on this forum who would disagree with you when it comes to MSing.

There is no question that if someone walks into WalMart with 4K in cash and buys money...
Dec 29, 16, 7:45 pm
Replies: 1,423
Views: 528,851
Posted By Andy2

I think he is talking about the standard IRS...

I think he is talking about the standard IRS audit procedure of asking for bank statements from all of the checking and savings accounts that an individual owns. I am not talking about a...
Dec 16, 16, 5:27 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 10,843
Posted By Andy2

I didn't do a CFPB complaint on Capital One. I...

I didn't do a CFPB complaint on Capital One. I didn't know about it at the time and the dollars were not as large. I wish I had.

The reason I said that the CFPB barks about this issue is that...
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