Free Range by Bill Whitehead

Free Range

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  1. Another_Keith

    Another_Keith said, over 2 years ago

    We have had that experience. Now, before we travel, we phone the credit card company first to ask for their permission.

  2. Jack Garrott

    Jack Garrott said, over 2 years ago

    I live in Japan, and I’ve had that happen!

  3. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, over 2 years ago

    Beat me to it, Jack. Had that happen to me in Japan as well.

  4. AussieDownUnder

    AussieDownUnder said, over 2 years ago

    I had it happen to me in Hawaii. My bank left me a message on my land line answering machine despite my recorded message to call my mobile number to reach me. Not happy at the time!!!

  5. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    He should have called customer service — it wouldn’t have even been long-distance.

  6. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    When I went to Mumbai, I called the credit card company ahead of time to let them know what country I’d be in. Had no problems.

  7. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 2 years ago

    He should have called the bank to let them know he would be in Mumbai. I learned that after a transaction failed at work; the fellow was in Montreal for two days, went to Halifax for a business meeting, then came home to Saskatchewan an dtried to ue his credit card on the way home from the airport. All the machine said was, “TILT!” He called three hours later to say it was staightened out with the card company, then told me that their computers watch every transaction, and if there’s an apparent anomaly, they’ll freeze the card and call the customer’s home. Not the cell, ’cause that could be stolen too.

  8. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    Samantha Mumbai?

  9. katzenbooks45!

    katzenbooks45! said, over 2 years ago

    That happened to me last month in Florida. I live in Georgia (US). I go to that particular town in Florida about once a month. Go figure…

  10. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 2 years ago

    Yes, you don’t have to go very far for that to happen. We now call the credit card company when we are going to use our card for anything unusual. One phone call saves a lot of hassle.

  11. Thriller87

    Thriller87 said, over 2 years ago


    That is what my bank does.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Sounds like certain self-appointed gatekeepers for online discussions. They ask for my password, I give it, they say it is wrong. I try to register again, they say it is already in use. I am back to the punchline of today’s cartoon.

  13. Frank Siegle

    Frank Siegle GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Not only that, but I can’t e-mail cartoons to my wife or friends or even our own e-mail address. They say they’re invalid. Anyone else have that problem?

  14. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 2 years ago


    Sometimes we do that and they STILL screw up.

  15. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    US Bank does that to me all the time. Their idiotic automatic fraud detection software screws up and won’t let me use my own credit card. Morons.

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