Please don’t freeze my account!

Thanks to some good advice from he11o_sunshine, I called my credit card company yesterday and let them know that I would be out of the country for 3 weeks and that I would be using my credit card in a variety of places in Europe.

They were very good about it. They took down the dates that I would be gone, and told me that information would be factored into the algorithms used to determine if possible fraudulent charges are being made on the card. So I shouldn’t have to worry about my account being frozen while I am gone.

Thanks, Jen!

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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