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#1 kwaispro727

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 06:59 AM

Some of these sites are flagged at customs due to counterfeit eotechs, aimpoints, etc.  Often times some or all of the items in orders are seized if presumed to be counterfei US goods.  It seems like the US is taking the fight up a level straight to the credit companies, and not letting payments go through sometimes.  I haven't been able to figure out by what criteria they decide to decline payments, I think it's at random at this point.  It seems strange to me they would do that though, I would think the banks wouldn't want to get involved.  Has anyone encountered any of this?

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:14 AM

So what your saying with money is that your credit card has a chance of not going through but your debit card will go through since banks don't want to get involved?

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:05 PM

I'm going to guess you tried to order your barrel for the LM4 and it wasn't allowed to go through? I guess I won't order stuff from Asian based companies! XD

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

I attempted to order my barrel yes, and what happened was my card was declined.  I left it alone and this morning I woke up to a text from Chase with a fraud warning from my card.  When I called and asked why it was declined they informed me they were obligated to have me confirm my purchase with them because EHobby was currently being looked into by US customs. I told them to put it through and everything was fine, but this is very weird.

Thinking about it now, my Chase card is a bit more secure than my others.  I took a trip to Europe and got a call every time I bought something for the first two days.  But it's still weird that they went ahead and declined the payment instead of just letting it through and contacting me.  Perhaps it had something to do with the other parts I purchased beforehand.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

I think what they might be doing is preventing potential fraudulent purchases. Rather than having a purchase go through that wasn't made by you and then only having a couple days or whatever to make a fraud claim, maybe they're preventing the fraudulent purchase from even being made in the first place.

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:22 AM

I would think that since most ID thefts, CC frauds and scams are committed by those living outside of the US it would be logical to presume that your CC company would be on the lookout for purchases being made outside of the US for their customers confirmed to to reside in US.




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