Jun 1, 2011
Did You Know There Are Things Your Credit Card Company Won't Let You Buy?
You know, if the credit card companies REALLY want to fully replace cash in our lives, they should let us be as SKETCHY as we want with the stuff we buy.
According to the website CardRatings.com, both Visa and MasterCard ban their card holders from buying chips at a casino, paying for online gambling, or even donating to certain charities. Like, for example, a fund for the document hacking site WikiLeaks.
And American Express takes it even further. It has all of those bans, plus they won't let cardholders pay for legalized medical marijuana or sign up for online porno sites.
All of the companies say they aren't blocking those transactions out of any moral code, but rather that those have the highest rate of risk for them.