doesn't the speed of the digital age sometimes slow you down?
April 3, 2008 3:25pm CST
Has this ever happened to you. You have a credit or debit card for several years. In most cases it never leaves your wallet because you normally only use the card online and so when you missplace the card or the wallet, because you have transactions pending on that account and you're sure that you have just missplaced it and "It will turn up eventually." is basically the attitude because you still have the number and via the internet you can still use the card exactly the way that you always have. That is until you finally request a replacement card. Then all of the mobility and agility that your money, well your card, gave you access to gambling, gaming sites, monthly subscriptions, everything in your digital world that costs money CEASES!! Unless you want to pay your credit card company extra to send your card overnight your access to your digital funds is still total, however your ability to use any of theat money is gone until they mail your new card in 7 to 10 business days. This has recently happened to me. Since I know that I just misplaced the card and the money that I make online from my phonesex thing is direct deposited daily to my account I have not bothered to cancel and get a new card in about two months. Now I am on day 14 of waiting for my new card and the frustration is beginning to build. Unfortunately for me the card has not arrived and you can't get through to customer service unless you have an active card number. And so I wait!
• United States
3 Apr 08
wow that sucks. that is a very flawed system. they should just allow you to use your old card number for like a month, and then you could get your new card, but it wouldnt be active until you call up and activate it, at which point your old card would be shut off. i think thats how they should handle it.
• Garden Grove, California
5 Apr 08
yes it happened to me several times when the atm machine actually ate my atm card forcing me to phone headquarters for a new one which took a blasted week.so now I grab my card the moment it starts to slipout of the slot and take off with it in my hand.