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Old 02-16-07, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Geist
Cool. I access my account thru Citibank.com and they didn't show that as an option. Thanks.

But anyway, I signed up for it at Citicards.com, tried it out, submitted an order that went through...

...and was promptly cancelled by Google a few hours later.

Don't know what the deal is. Maybe Google is monitoring this board.

Two questions.

1). Which vendor did you buy from?

2). More importantly, did you use a new e-mail address when you purchased the item with the virutal account? If they saw it was the same address that you were on record for but you used a new credit card, I don't think that will cut it.

In any event, I will check my new purchases to see if what happened to you has occurred with me. I'll report back.

NOPE. Two have shipped and the third is in progress.

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Old 02-16-07, 11:20 PM
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Vcc

No more using VCC's for this deal. GCO has banned their use, and
it appears they're specifically targeting Citi VCC's. Read the details
from their updated "Sign-Up Bonus" information page:

You may not create an account with one-time use or expiring credit cards (such as Citi's Virtual Account Numbers) to receive the Sign-up Bonus. Also, you can only create one account to receive a Sign-up Bonus.

GCO Sign-Up Bonus Infomation
Old 02-16-07, 11:22 PM
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While that does indeed suck, it's about time that the morons at Google Checkout finally did something about it instead of "allowing" it and then trying to catch random people.
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Originally Posted by VALUEMAN
Two questions.

1). Which vendor did you buy from?
Buy.com


2). More importantly, did you use a new e-mail address when you purchased the item with the virutal account? If they saw it was the same address that you were on record for but you used a new credit card, I don't think that will cut it.
I used a new email address.

They cancelled the order relatively quickly after it went through. I never got the "Oops..." screen at all.

But I guess we know why now...

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Old 02-16-07, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by velveeta
No more using VCC's for this deal. GCO has banned their use, and
it appears they're specifically targeting Citi VCC's. Read the details
from their updated "Sign-Up Bonus" information page:

You may not create an account with one-time use or expiring credit cards (such as Citi's Virtual Account Numbers) to receive the Sign-up Bonus. Also, you can only create one account to receive a Sign-up Bonus.

GCO Sign-Up Bonus Infomation
It has said that for awhile now but they still worked. Do they actually have a way of automatically detecting VCC #'s and stopping you from using them?
Old 02-16-07, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by The Void
It has said that for awhile now but they still worked. Do they actually have a way of automatically detecting VCC #'s and stopping you from using them?
I would say no.
Old 02-17-07, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by The Void
It has said that for awhile now but they still worked. Do they actually have a way of automatically detecting VCC #'s and stopping you from using them?
From what I recall, the answer is Yes. Even though the numbers appear to be random, somewhere in that chain of digits there is an indicator that this is a virtual credit card. I don't know if one can therefore assume that this applies to all VCC but let's assume it probably does.
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If the message says "You may not create an account with one-time use or expiring credit cards," then they don't have to recognize the virtual CC #s. All of the numbers I have generated from Citi in the last couple weeks have had an expiration of 3/07. If that qualifies as "expiring" (a month away), then it doesn't matter if it's a one-time use number or not.
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So has anyone tried to use a one time use card in the past couple days and been rejected?
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Originally Posted by Mosskeeto
From what I recall, the answer is Yes. Even though the numbers appear to be random, somewhere in that chain of digits there is an indicator that this is a virtual credit card. I don't know if one can therefore assume that this applies to all VCC but let's assume it probably does.
From my experience and from other posts, the answer is no.

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