Without reading this story, and with the experience I had working for a Visa card company, once a pattern is established they shouldn't get denials. It is a double edged sword - offering security over freedom of usage. There isn't a person that manually approves charges...and if the red flag comes up and the attempt history goes to the fraud prevention unit and they can deal with letting things through with a call to the customer to be sure this is legit. After a while, the history of the type of charge will become normal and less alarming.
Sock knitter's unite to inform the world that yarn is on the rise!!! :cheering:
One wouldn't think signing up for online genealogy sites would be a scam, but when i was working fraud card disputes, a lot of fraudsters steal a card # and then sign up for the site, get the mother's maiden name of the person whose card # they stole, then go on to do much more damage! Keep that in mind if you see a mysterious charge to a site like this if you are not doing family tree research. The companies are legit, but are being used unwittingly to help fraudsters commit crime. bummer! :!!!: