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Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:12 AM

Yesterday I donated to Act Blue but today...

I got an automated call asking to verify they were authorized by me and not fraud....they didnt call about the dozens of amazon orders in the last few days...they called about the Act Blue donation.....

do I need to get my foil hat out now?

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Reply Yesterday I donated to Act Blue but today... (Original post)
TalenaGor Aug 2020 OP
efhmc Aug 2020 #1
Hav Aug 2020 #2
still_one Aug 2020 #3
SheltieLover Aug 2020 #4
marybourg Aug 2020 #5
brooklynite Aug 2020 #6
TalenaGor Aug 2020 #7

Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:15 AM

1. IDK Donate as a repug and see what happens.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. No

I'd say you buying regularly from Amazon is a good reason for them not to be suspicious about it. It's the unusual activities that get flagged.
But I also don't know whether stolen cards have been used for political donations.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:20 AM

3. Do not select any link in that emai, and if you know which credit card you used, call the number on

the back of the credit card, not any number embedded in the email

That should eliminate the possibility that a third party was trying to get information from you

Most likely they just want to make sure you authorized the charge, especially if you hadn’t donated through act blue previously

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Response to still_one (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:22 AM

4. Good idea!

👍

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:38 AM

5. That sounds appropriate to me.

The answer is “no”, in my opinion.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 11:44 AM

6. Do you donate to ActBlue regularly?

If not, it's an irregular behavior that might trigger your credit card company's algorithm.

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Response to TalenaGor (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2020, 01:34 PM

7. ok thanks all - I have a hard time with trust these days lol

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