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Debit/Credit Card Holds
June 10, 2024
11:23 am
cgouimet
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I keep getting Text Messages that either my Scotia or CIBC Debit or Credit Card is on hold due to suspicious behaviour.

Darn good thing I don't have cards or accounts from these fine institutions since they seem so unreliable ...

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June 11, 2024
3:15 am
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Those messages are almost certainly NOT coming from CIBC or Scotia. They're mass spammers, like the guys who phone to say your Amazon account needs updating, you have cash coming from CRA, or there's a warrant out for your arrest at the border. They spam with common institutions many people use, and only need a couple of hits on real people to make money.

I get all manner of communications from "institutions" I have never used or often even heard of: Amazon, E-Bay, Google, Visa, MasterCard, CRA, Apple, BC Hydro, Microsoft (with the usual Delhi accent) and many more.

Ignore them or look up a known, published number if curious.

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June 11, 2024
3:31 am
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RetirEd said
Those messages are almost certainly NOT coming from CIBC or Scotia. They're mass spammers, like the guys who phone to say your Amazon account needs updating, you have cash coming from CRA, or there's a warrant out for your arrest at the border. They spam with common institutions many people use, and only need a couple of hits on real people to make money.

I get all manner of communications from "institutions" I have never used or often even heard of: Amazon, E-Bay, Google, Visa, MasterCard, CRA, Apple, BC Hydro, Microsoft (with the usual Delhi accent) and many more.

Ignore them or look up a known, published number if curious.  

Not a good attempt at humour on my part, I suppose.

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June 11, 2024
5:59 am
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I've got SMS from nice people named Bill and Melinda, who want to share their wealth with me.
I don't know why, I didn't bother to call back and ask.

Perhaps, with new capital gains tax rates they'll pay more to the government coffers and this will help them deal with all extra money they apparently have. Instead of bothering me.

June 11, 2024
6:19 am
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Alexandre said
I've got SMS from nice people named Bill and Melinda, who want to share their wealth with me. 

Perhaps they were hoping for you to share ...

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