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Re: use of routing information in anti-fraud mechanisms
On 11/29/05, phobos@xxxxxxxxxx <phobos@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 09:38:48AM -0500, or@xxxxxxxxx wrote 4.9K bytes in 98 lines about:
> : Hmm, when I read this I assumed you were just connecting from some
> : high fraud country, though now that I think about it, it could be
> : both. Maybe your billing address is in Cambridge, MA and you're
> : connecting from a completely different country which has an extremely
> : high fraud rate.
> While this an edge case, when I travel around the world, I
> frequently come from foreign IP addresses that don't match my
> residential or business addresses. Frankly, i wouldn't do
> business with them, or call them up and explain the situation.
> Lots of the working world are travelers.
If you're going to go visit (for example) Nigeria and you plan on
using your credit card, you should probably let your credit card
company know first. This is true whether you're planning on making
purchases online or offline.