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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #60 on: April 08, 2019, 06:53:38 PM »
It turns out I did have 4 transactions at Sterling Electronics last year. I wonder if that was it.
For swiping purposes? Or you purchased merchandise from them?

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2019, 09:14:38 PM »
Thanks for the welcome !

Fidelity is working with card issuers to close accounts that swiped by these merchants as a deterrent for future cardholders

Fidelity was the card processor for a majority of the merchants
Interesting.

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #62 on: April 08, 2019, 09:53:30 PM »
For swiping purposes? Or you purchased merchandise from them?

It was for merchandise and was charged on my personal account on my wife’s card.  Two transactions were just over $50 and the other two were identical at $31 and change. The charges were done in April and June of last year.

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #63 on: April 08, 2019, 10:10:29 PM »
It was for merchandise and was charged on my personal account on my wife’s card.  Two transactions were just over $50 and the other two were identical at $31 and change. The charges were done in April and June of last year.
Ouch. This shutdown does sound excessive, in this case. Did you try calling one of your representatives to try and get back in?

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #64 on: April 08, 2019, 10:13:40 PM »
I spent $90 there 6 months ago, should I be worried?
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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #65 on: April 08, 2019, 10:17:06 PM »
It was for merchandise and was charged on my personal account on my wife’s card.  Two transactions were just over $50 and the other two were identical at $31 and change. The charges were done in April and June of last year.
I doubt these small charges at Sterling could have triggered it, if this was the reason and they are looking at certain area codes and merchants, then keep trying to find out why, good luck.
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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #66 on: April 09, 2019, 02:16:10 AM »
Invariably when people say they can't see why they were shutdown, eventually realize exactly why they were shutdown...
I had no charges by any of these merchants AFAIK.
But I had blood relatives that did, and all got FR'd and then shut down.
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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #67 on: April 09, 2019, 07:56:04 AM »
Same address as the relatives?
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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #68 on: April 09, 2019, 08:18:58 AM »
@Dan , you should really warn people not to do these kind of things....  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #69 on: April 09, 2019, 05:01:16 PM »
@Dan , you should really warn people not to do these kind of things....  ;D ;D ;D
Hilarious.
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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #70 on: April 09, 2019, 07:52:26 PM »
I did have an Amex rep come down to meet me trying to get me to move my buying over to another card

call this loser up and let him know you are ready to move to another card... and oh by the way my account got shut down - so first lets figure out how to get it back and then we can get to moving to the card. He is financially motivated and will do whatever it is to see what happened, nobody else making $8 an hour will care to help you. It might be your only shot

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #71 on: April 09, 2019, 08:41:34 PM »
Same address as the relatives?
Nope
Different zip code as well

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #72 on: April 15, 2019, 08:13:12 PM »
@LevyE if all your charges is legit, file a complaint with the CFPB - www.consumerfinance.gov

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #73 on: April 16, 2019, 09:43:47 AM »
@LevyE if all your charges is legit, file a complaint with the CFPB - www.consumerfinance.gov
Thanks for that idea. I filed a complaint and will update with any additional information I receive.

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Re: Amex Closed Accounts
« Reply #74 on: April 17, 2019, 09:31:28 AM »
Hilarious.
Is everything a joke with you?

@EJB? Of course.