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AmEx put "fraud hold" on my Scott Walker contribution!!!!!
American Express letter ^ | 4/20/2012 | vanity

Posted on 04/20/2012 3:56:41 PM PDT by 4Liberty

I gave $100 to "Friends of Scott Walker" on 4/2 using my Am Ex card. My card payments are current have been for decades. American Express sent me a snail-mail letter saying, they 'had a concern about 'possible fraudulent use of my card' - and STOPPED THE CONTRIBUTION. I called them, asked for an explanation, they said I'd need to resubmit it. Anyone else have this "problem"?


TOPICS: Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: amex; scott; scottwalker; walker; wisconsin
I am concerned about political corruption at AM EXP. I donate a lot of money to campaigns, never got this type of "alert" and actual DENIAL OF PAYMENT for a political cause before. This "action" DELAYED my contribution to Scott Walker's Campaign, a key race nationally. If you know any one who work for Walker's campaign, please let them know this happened, thank you. I consider this completely outrageous -- tampering with a US election process. Very concerned. thanks.
1 posted on 04/20/2012 3:56:44 PM PDT by 4Liberty
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To: 4Liberty

contact hannity and rush and see if anyone else is getting this!


2 posted on 04/20/2012 3:59:01 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: 4Liberty
Anyone else have this "problem"?

Not since I dumped AE years ago

3 posted on 04/20/2012 3:59:21 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: 4Liberty

It might be wise to contact Scott Walker, I’m sure he would be interested.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 3:59:38 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Jean S

ping


5 posted on 04/20/2012 4:00:00 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: 4Liberty

6 posted on 04/20/2012 4:01:41 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 4Liberty

Happens to me about 2 times per year. Take it seriously. The CC companies have programs that monitor unusual activity. Their might be more than one transaction that caught their attention. One time the transaction they flagged was correct but other transactions within a few days were fraudulent. You should check the rest of your transactions several days before and after that date.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 4:02:25 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: 4Liberty

Some scapegoat’s head needs to roll!


8 posted on 04/20/2012 4:03:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 4Liberty

We donated the same amount in March to Walker but we used VISA. It went through fine. Odd that AE would do that.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 4:06:12 PM PDT by conservativegranny
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To: 4Liberty

I tried making a purchase to a company based in London and it was “declined” and within 30 seconds my phone was ringing and it was AmEx calling to let me know about the charge. I was amazed at the speed of their communication. I told them I was trying to making the charge and they cleared it immediately.


10 posted on 04/20/2012 4:07:07 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 4Liberty.


11 posted on 04/20/2012 4:10:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 4Liberty

I’m sending him money this weekend. I am never upset about fraud notifications from CC processors. it happens to my wife and I three or four times a year. She works for a bank who declined her own debit card during a trip we took one year. I had a debit card loss of 2400.00 from some resort in Mexico one year. Money was refunded next day.


12 posted on 04/20/2012 4:19:38 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

Yes, Am-Exp has been very good about flagging us about large purchases we make. We appreciate that. My concern is the political aspect of this. They blocked a payment for a political cause, very close to a key, recall vote date.
Guess that’s what got my antenna all up. And — we’ve given to Scott Walker’s campaign online BEFORE. Not the first time...so why the ‘fraud’ alert?...


13 posted on 04/20/2012 4:21:59 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: 4Liberty; Black Agnes; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Wisconsin American Express Flags FReeper’s Donation to Friends of Walker with a fraud alert ping

Freep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

Thank you Black Agnes for the alert.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 4Liberty

If they were truly concerned with the transaction, they would have called you for verification. With them denying it and notifying you of their actions by snail mail, well, we know what side they’re on. Sorry, but a company that dictates to me how I spend my money... I’d have told them what they can do with their card and cancel my account right then.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 4:29:03 PM PDT by bgill
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To: 4Liberty

I’d much prefer a few false-positives to fraudulent charges going through to Belarus or Croatia unencumbered.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 4:31:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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To: 4Liberty

Credit cards in general have been squirrelly about fraud holds lately. I’ve got a MasterCard that gets gaming purchases of all types on it monthly....WoW subscription, before that many years of Everquest, frequent purchases on Steam of cheap sale games, yet suddenly a single Steam purchase + $5 in Station Cash was enough to flag as fraudulent...

I think the CC companies are paranoid as hell about something atm...not necessarily politically motivated. May not be a popular point of view around here, but I’m also not saying yours definitely wasn’t political...just that I’m not perfectly convinced.


17 posted on 04/20/2012 4:47:23 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: paul51
Not since I dumped AE years ago

Me too. 15 years ago or more. I can still remember my number. But I guess they didn't feel they needed to trust a then $20,000+ a year account for two decades about a disputed charge of ~$250. (Even worse maybe, they made sure the credit agencies knew I wouldn't pay them. I suppose if I were a lawyer I might have sued them for libel/slander, but I just started using Visa instead.)

ML/NJ

18 posted on 04/20/2012 4:50:41 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Raycpa

I don’t have Amex but I’ve been noticing an uptick in some overprotective, false alarm “fraud alerts” lately. They’re trying to protect the customer, and I suppose it’s a good thing but can get annoying at times-especially when you’re on the road.

If you call up your CC company and explain that you have the card in your possession—typically if the charge was declined the first time you have to resubmit it manually the 2nd time.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: conservativegranny
Traveling international a lot, now and then AMex will call my home number almost immediately when they see a charge they have reason to think is suspicious. Sounds a bit fishy Amex would snailmail this. I would look at another explanation. At minimum “encourage” Amex for a better explanation, their Customer Service responds!
20 posted on 04/20/2012 4:53:12 PM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Fire_on_High

I appreciate your view. Am just putting it out there, to see if it perhaps happened to others supporting Walker.

We live in the age of the “culture of corruption,” just wanted some feedback. Thanks to eFreeRyone who responded.


21 posted on 04/20/2012 5:11:01 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: 4Liberty

I had a problem like this with a local candidate just this week. But mine is a credit union debit card! Good thing I was on my way to hid hq. I made a cash donation in person. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.


22 posted on 04/20/2012 5:32:18 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: 4Liberty

Why are you using amex!?!?!


23 posted on 04/20/2012 5:36:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 4Liberty

Giving a politician your credit card number is problematic based on history. Recurring charges will later show up. This goes back to the reason Lyndon Larouche served jail time after the 88 elections. Since then they all do it.


24 posted on 04/20/2012 6:04:59 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

“Giving a politician your credit card number is problematic based on history. Recurring charges will later show up. This goes back to the reason Lyndon Larouche served jail time after the 88 elections. Since then they all do it.”
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Sorry, I’ve been contributing to conservative Republicans routinely using credit cards (mainly American Express) for years and have NEVER had a problem with recurring charges. So NO, they all don’t “do it”.

Support your favorite conservatives as much as you can.


25 posted on 04/20/2012 7:42:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: 4Liberty

Amex has a quirky algorithm for detecting fraud that has frustrated me on occasion over the years. I appreciate the protection, but the logic is sometimes missing. One time I purchased something from a sketchy site in Eastern Europe with no problems. Hours later, I bought something from Amazon and bam, brick wall. Just a touch wacky.


26 posted on 04/20/2012 10:17:17 PM PDT by catbertz
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