[mythtv-users] Alternatives to Supporting schedulesdirect.org
Braindead at diablops.com
Wed Aug 8 15:14:07 UTC 2007
On Wed, 8 Aug 2007 08:59:50 -0600
"Brett Kosinski" <fancypantalons at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think the safest thing a person could do is to get some sort of
> > prepaid credit card, and use it like a wallet.. don't put more
> > money in it than you can stand to lose. I'd just as soon not have
> > someone max out a CC with a $15K limit...
> Since when did consumers lose when a CC number is stolen? You just
> call the CC company and tell them to reverse the charges. Really,
> the only people who get screwed in this situation are the merchants
> (and for the record, they get screwed *hard*).
You can still lose, they reverse the charges and 'investigate'.. If someone on the other end simply claims they sent you something (no signature required on the receiving end) you can lose... I did once. Sure it doesn't happen very often, neither does identity theft really but it can happen.
> Meanwhile, I'd just as soon never have a CC with a $15K limit. Who
> wants a 15K loan at ~18% (or more) interest?
CC companies love increasing credit without asking, that's how two of mine got up into that range.. I don't care about the interest rate as I use it like a cash card anyway.
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