By jpmetz - 26/09/2011 04:29 - United States
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75- actually yes it can be hard when you live on the other side of the world and have to go all day without eating because your card has been blocked before you can call the bank 9 hours behind. And I'm sure someone will say "well then get a closer bank" so if you want to trust a german with your money be my guest.
it makes sense actually. I work for a bank and online purchases often come up as suspicious. the main reason being that the company is located outside your comfort zone - and the card transaction is being processed outside of city/state/province or even country - which is one of the things we look for - apart from large transactions and many back to back transactions as well. its for your security and ours as well. a simple call of a few minutes will fix the situation. :)
One time the bank frezed my account because I was in Guatamoala...
$130 isn't THAT bad for a flat iron. I've seen some really good ones that have cost up to almost 300!
I don't know about that. My account just froze yesterday because of some porn. I think when a purchase is made outside of your country it sends up a red flag. OP, all you have to do is call your company and confirm the purchase. They should unfreeze it immediately.
You can get a good flat iron for about $40 so yeah, I'm not that surprised that your bank thought that was suspicious.