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rfarkle
post Nov 11 2012, 01:38 PM
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We recently stayed at Twin Falls 93 RV Park. Upon checking in, the manager swiped my credit card and received an authorization number okaying the charge. She then proceeded to write down my card number , expiration date and "secret number" (from the back of the card) on my registration form. This form includes my name, address and phone number. At the time she did it, I thought it was odd, but I was awake all night worrying about how the info could be used. The office was not particularly secure and people likely are in and out, plus the managers are probably not around 24/7. In the morning I emailed them asking them to destroy my credit card info and they said they would, however I am sure they will continue to collect the info from others. Please guard your credit card info and refuse attempts to keep permanent record of your info.
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Lindsay Richards
post Nov 19 2012, 08:32 AM
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We use BOA credit/debit card and there isn't much float. I can make a purchase and drive right home and check my online banking records and it is already out of my account. The only exception seems to be when at a restaurant. The meal comes out immediately, but it is conditional and if you leave a tip on the card, it can take 3 or 4 days for the tip to comes through. We usually leave the tip in cash to avoid confusion. Being a waiter back in the last century, I am a good tipper. I have gotten over that foolish feeling of putting $2 on the card. I really like Quicken as it is just like an electronic check register, but puts everything into categories, so you can keep a good handle on what you are spending. There are also free similar versions of this type of program. I also have Carbonite online backup, so all records are out in the "cloud" if the computer dies.


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rfarkle   Credit Card Info   Nov 11 2012, 01:38 PM
Lindsay Richards   It certainly wasn't worth losing sleep over. W...   Nov 11 2012, 03:09 PM
rfarkle   It certainly wasn't worth losing sleep over. ...   Nov 11 2012, 03:15 PM
John Blue   We have never run into this problem.   Nov 11 2012, 03:10 PM
dalsgal   We would never consider writing down all that info...   Nov 11 2012, 03:28 PM
Lindsay Richards   I have been out of the business for 6 years now...   Nov 12 2012, 08:49 AM
kcmoedoe   I have been out of the business for 6 years now, ...   Nov 12 2012, 09:37 AM
Jensb   I had a problem a few years ago, a few days after ...   Nov 12 2012, 03:56 PM
rfarkle   My primary concern was having the number, expirati...   Nov 13 2012, 12:21 AM
Lindsay Richards   When we sold our business, I had at least 10,000 s...   Nov 13 2012, 12:39 PM
jan-n-john   The OP's concern is well-founded. The "s...   Nov 14 2012, 09:13 PM
Glenn Norton   One other concern fellow campers should be concern...   Nov 14 2012, 11:18 PM
Dutch_12078   One other concern fellow campers should be concer...   Nov 15 2012, 12:14 PM
Lindsay Richards   The bottom line here is that in our society, there...   Nov 16 2012, 11:33 AM
jan-n-john   The bottom line here is that in our society, ther...   Nov 17 2012, 03:22 PM
joez   There certainly is a risk of the card being comp...   Nov 16 2012, 12:06 PM
Lindsay Richards   I stopped carrying change about 5 years ago. I car...   Nov 18 2012, 09:45 AM
jan-n-john   I stopped carrying change about 5 years ago. I ca...   Nov 18 2012, 07:26 PM
Lindsay Richards   We use BOA credit/debit card and there isn't m...   Nov 19 2012, 08:32 AM


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