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Credit cards are unstructured debt accounts linked to a plastic card that allows the holder to make purchases from retailers that accept the card. Common credit card networks in the U.S. include Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

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What is the optimal security deposit amount and utilization pattern to build credit history with a secured credit card?

The DiscoverIt secured credit card seems to be recommended by many sources. It has a credit limit of $2500. I read the thread at Will a higher security deposit build credit faster with a secured card? ...
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Is there a downside to always blocking further payments to vendors?

One hears about situations where someone legitimately pays using a payment card, but further charges are made unexpectedly. Examples include additional charges determined by the company without ...
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Is billing address required for debit card payments in the UK?

I'm using a paper payment slip to pay something in GBP in the UK with an EU debit card registered at an EU address. The form was also designed for people who might pay with credit card. There's a ...
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Credit card provider told to take the full balance every month, but doesn't do it. Am I liable for overdraft fees?

One of the transactions on my credit card, on may 27th was approx £1k for car insurance. I've told my provider (capital one, uk) to take the full balance every month. I continually find that they don'...
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Can I report future income on credit card applications?

I want to apply for some credit cards (specifically from Scotiabank) but I have no income right now. I got a job offer and accepted it and will be starting in 50 days, can I report this as my income?
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Are a credit card's interest charges a declining infinite series if you always pay the full balance shown on the statement, on the due date?

The question is just what the title says. Why it might be so: Assume statements are provided monthly. The amount owing on the statement date may include a certain amount of interest. Paying the ...
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Citi Bank refuses to reverse a charge to CVS that was paid by a second credit card

My husband accidentally gave CVS cashier his Citibank card. Within seconds he realized and gave the cashier a different card. She said she credited the Citi card. We hadn’t used the Citi card in years ...
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Why is the entire address needed when paying for some bills online in the USA (US card, US merchant)?

When I pay for some bill online in the USA (US card, US merchant), sometimes I am being asked for my entire address, and sometimes I am being asked for only my ZIP code. Why? Different levels of ...
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How to receive money transfer or payment into CC instead of bank? [duplicate]

I am trying to reroute a payment (or money transfer) from someone directly to my CC (that has a balance enough to absorb the payment), bypassing depositing it into a bank account. Like, someone owes ...
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Can I securely allow someone to make payment into my CC account?

Rather than accepting money transfer via something like Venmo, I would prefer that someone simply makes payments into my credit (card) account. Can this be securely set up so that they send a payment ...
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Is donating to charity by debit card better than by either check or credit card?

Many web sites say that is it better for a charity if you donate money to it by check or bank transfer than by credit card - at least for larger donations - because the former methods have lower ...
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How to calculate the very last payment when repaying a debt?

Suppose I'm repaying a fixed amount every month on a debt such as a credit card debt. Generally, the very last payment will be less than the others, because the total owed will be less than the fixed ...
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What address should I key in when using a friend's credit card?

I am from India. I am registering for an academic conference taking place in Australia. My credit card doesn't allow international transactions, so I am paying the conference registration fee using a ...
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Can i set up a recurring credit card charge to an individual? [closed]

I want to set up a recurring payment to a friend, and ideally, I would like to use a credit card to pay them. Is there a way? My friend would need a way to receive from or charge to my credit card - ...
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Credit card company won’t take their money

Account was transitioning to closing so I couldn’t pay until it transitioned which took over a week of me calling. Attempted to make a payment but it got declined from my debit card which the credit ...
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How is Credit Card Interest charged?

It is my understanding that if have an outstanding balance on most credit card and you use it make a purchase then the interest will start to accrue from the date of purchase. However, I thought that ...
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Is there a good solution to not paying extra charges when paying by payment card?

One hears about situations where someone legitimately pays using a payment card, but further charges are made unexpectedly. Examples include additional charges determined by the company without ...
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Does Capital One Buying Discover Revive My Capital One Debt?

I never paid a Capital One CC debt and now have a Discover card. After the proposed sale of Discover to Capital one can Capital One transfer my old debt to the Discover account that I have and ...
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Are contactless cards more secure than "insert required" cards?

I have been using my credit card in Asia. Vendors frequently commented that what I was doing was insecure because my card didn't require a PIN and was not contactless. I got a new card that is ...
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Online ticket website confirmed order but didn't deliver tickets + charge my credit card so I bought again

This live event ticketing website confirmed my order but it got sent to my spam. Since I didn't notice it in my inbox and saw no credit card transaction for it, I bought it again. Now I'm scared that ...
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Can a prepaid Amex be legally allowed to expire in Canada?

While moving, I recently found an old prepaid Amex card that I had originally selected from my then-employer's "recognition" benefits program. The card expired in 2013, but my understanding ...
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Is there anyway to retrieve the MCC of a store while making a transaction?

I'm trying to build an app that involves credit cards and I want to know if there's a way that I can get the merchant category code (MCC) of the store before I make a transaction using a credit card ...
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Can I dispute a credit card charge for a hacked Vanilla Visa Gift Card?

I bought 4 $500 Vanilla Visa Gift Cards from CVS Store #2149 in Alexandria, VA right before Christmas. I used my Citibank MasterCard to pay for the gift cards. They were for my employees as a holiday ...
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Does the customer have obligations under Know Your Customer?

I have a credit card with a Canadian bank that I do no other business with at all - no accounts, no loans, no investments. They sent me a letter asking me to confirm that all the salient details are ...
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0 APR Promotional Offer For Credit Cards

I’m currently learning about personal finance and I just found out that there are some credit cards that will give zero interest rate for a certain period of time (10-20 months). I know that to get a ...
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Why would I be asked for the last 4 digits of a card number for a card-present transaction?

I regularly shop at a store where they ask me if I am a member of their loyalty program (no), then I insert my chip-enabled card into their card reader, the purchase is approved, and after the ...
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LLC Credit Card - When does money count as being spent

I run a single member LLC in the state of Virginia and, for tax purposes, I am trying to figure out calculating profit/loss at the end of the year when using a business credit card. In the first year ...
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What is this scam? Card CVV entered incorrectly too many times

I have a Visa debit card that I use mainly for travel (it has low FX fees). The other day I received loads of notifications from the corresponding app: 2 with 'The CVV was incorrect', followed by 4 ...
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Time Limits on chargebacks when large company assures me refund is in progress

Short version: Company rep has told me "refund is in progress" for a purchase I made with my credit card, however, it's been over a month, and I have not seen the refund. When or should I ...
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Will a negative reward points balance of a credit card incur interest?

If I have a credit card with a negative reward points balance (say due to a returned product), and if I let the reward balance remain negative, will this eventually incur interest charges? A negative ...
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A stranger messaged me “please put 10 dollars on my card”, followed by a card number. Is this a known scam?

I got contacted by someone on Telegram with the user name "." with the following message: I am a citizen of Uzbekistan, my child is sick with gout, so can you put 10 dollars on my card ...
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Should I pay the current balance or the remaining statement balance to avoid paying interest on my US credit card? [duplicate]

I have a credit card. I used it to make a few payments. In my account, I see: If I want to avoid paying any interest or late fees, do I have to pay the current balance or the remaining statement ...
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What are the different data levels for credit card transactions?

I recently came across this notion of levels, as in "level 3 data", for credit card transactions. I'm not sure what is meant by that concept. What are the levels for credit card transactions?...
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Is it possible to impose a rolling window budget on cards?

I use credit cards for most of my spending. My issuer allows me to create "additional cards", which can have a spending limit (can be changed more easily and quickly than credit limit). I ...
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How can banks & credit cards fall victim to what seems obvious fraud?

I'm trying to identify the company that is a payee on my credit card statement where fraudulent transactions were paid, but I'm having a difficult time. There are a couple of scams that have ...
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Online shopping: order date vs shipping date vs charge date

I’m not sure how long this pattern has been going on but I just noticed certain charges on my credit card statement do not match the order date for my online purchases, particularly with Amazon.com. ...
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Dropship scammer hasn't billed yet - what's going on here?

A family member recently fell for a scammy online merchant who was advertising nice-looking goods at reasonable price. They ordered about $150 US worth of merch, then shortly after the order had gone ...
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Received an unrequested business credit card - identity theft?

I received a "Divvy business card" in the mail. I didn't apply for this card. The mail contains my name "cardholder name" and doesn't seem to be just spam. I do have an LLC but ...
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How do I file a complaint about a bank's dishonest practices to Visa/Mastercard?

How do I file a complaint about a bank's dishonest practices to Visa or Mastercard?
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Fees associated with credit card payments for small businesses

I once went to a deli in Boston, and when I attempted to pay with a credit card, they said that the process will cost them almost 10% of the entire sale. This was curious to me since I had always ...
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Credit card company questions [duplicate]

What credit card or debit card companies allow for you to set a maximum swipe charge? So that when the limit is above, it either denies it, or texts you for approval. I am not looking for advice on ...
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Improving my credit score by getting my own card vs being added as an authorized user on a better card

Does getting added as an authorized user on my relative's higher tier credit card (with an annual fee and better benefits) have a different impact on my credit score when compared to getting my own ...
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Adding someone as an authorized user vs giving them credit card details

Is there a benefit to adding someone as an authorized credit card user as opposed to just giving them my credit card details without adding them as an authorized user? Is the only benefit of adding ...
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When a customer buys a product with a credit card, does the seller receive the money in installments or completely in one transaction?

Assuming a customer buys a $2,000 computer with a credit card and will pay in 12 months, will the seller receive those payments in 12 installments? or will he receive them all in one payment?
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Can Visa, Mastercard... credit/debit cards be used to receive online payments?

If I open an online store and allow my buyers to pay by card, can I receive those payments on my own international credit/debit cards? Or are those cards only for spending? If this is possible, what ...
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Extended warranty scam -- should I dispute the credit card transaction?

My spouse was the victim of an extended warranty scam, and charged ~$2000 to my credit card. I called the scammer back and threatened to dispute the transaction, and he told me that he will void the ...
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Should I report stolen card or damaged card if the CVV was stolen?

I was in a public concert today and I went to buy food. It was a brand new card but the services men suspiciously said it didn't work by swiped it very slowly, and then tried to record the card number,...
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Getting a refund from online seller (used engines seller)

I've had the worst experience with online used engine sellers. My question is how to receive my refund from the seller. Here's a short summary: I've been trying to find a used engine for my old car. ...
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what is a cash payment transactions when it comes to credit cards?

I'm looking at a certain credit card that has an introductory offer. To qualify for that offer, the conditions are stated as: Vorausgesetzt, Sie machen mit der Karte innerhalb der ersten 6 Monate ...
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I have not paid my bill to Ability GmbH due to medical tragedy and moved to India what happens

It will be helpful if I find answer for this. I was working in Germany and there I registered in some dating site which I forgot after I moved to India due to my medical tragedy and now I am in ...
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