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  •  Some cards won't work outside your state (7+ / 0-)

    Unless you tell them you will be travelling! Found this out when visiting with relatives last year three states over. Good thing I had another account to use that day!

    But some now ask you to let them know if you plan to travel!

    I must be dreaming... (3764 forever!)

    by murphy on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 08:17:35 AM PDT

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    •  I had this happen in Chicago (5+ / 0-)

      where I travel frequently, when I needed a car repair. However, it flagged none of a multitude of much larger charges I made in New Orleans, farther from home and some place I got much less frequently. Alas. In fact, that one car repair was the only thing I've ever had flagged and it wasn't all that much; I just needed a new battery.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it. http://www.edfitzgeraldforohio.com/

      by anastasia p on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 11:27:29 AM PDT

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    •  My card shut down (0+ / 0-)

      when I used it to put air in my tires in California, because the company was Pennsylvania, or so they said - I didn't understand why this should be a problem, unless the transaction made it look like I was physically in Penn. myself.

      Since then I have one more thing to worry about - might this sort of thing happen again? It created a slew of problems for me.

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