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    Feminist since age three! Marian Paroo's Avatar
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    Question Why am I being asked for my zip code?

    Yesterday I tried to order merchandise from two different online sites.

    Both times they asked, in addition to my regular CC info, for my zip code.

    First times I was ever asked for that, and both times they told me it was invalid.

    ???????

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    Huh. I've not had that on online sites. I get it at gas stations for added security.

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    Feminist since age three! Marian Paroo's Avatar
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    I do suppose it is a security thing, but for the life of me I don't know what they are going for. If it is to check my credit card, the one I give, of course, matches the one in their files. Very distressing, I hope it doesn't become more common.

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    Online sites are charging state taxes now, it doesn't seem to be consistent. I think that might be it?
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    That could make sense, but they aren't ringing up the taxes for wherever my zip falls back home, just telling me they cannot continue to process my order.

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    When I went abroad I attempted to keep my American bank account (small-town bank.) I wasn't able to as they had no way of changing my address in the system. They simply don't have the database set up for anything other than American addresses. I think some companies just don't think about customers outside of the US.
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    Zip Code is being used by online sites in the US as a card validation. Since they sent out the cards with the chips in them, the validation has been more stringent.

    Either that or it's the BDS movement, MP ;)

    Anyway, I accidentally used my work zip code the other day and had my card get rejected. That used to be very rare.

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    BDS has gone too far when they don't want my money!

    So if this becomes popular it can become a real bummer. I think I'll ask on FB to see if this has happened to anyone else. But many of the younger immigrants to Israel these days have families who are providing them with US credit cards linked to mommy and daddy's address, so that would take care of the zip. American cc, American address.

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    Don't know which site you are using. Do they usually do overseas orders? Some aren't equipped to handle that all that well.

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    I am asked for my zip code at a lot of retailers.

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