WS-FTP and the AssHoles at Ipswitch

From: Fred N. van Kempen <>
Date: Mon Aug 25 15:14:00 2003

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Jason McBrien wrote:

> Sorry, that sucks.. Some companies require address information for online
> purchases to reduce fraud. They check the billing address against the
> address on the credit card. That's what I've heard, at least.
Correct, this is (or, rather, has become) a valid reason to request
that information, and they CAN (and, usually, WILL) match it against
the billing-address info from the ccard service using a PRE_AUTHORIZE
transaction; if it matches, it will go ahead with the auth, if not, it
will abort and BOO at you. Meanwhile, it will also have triggered an
internal fraud system.

So, at least in that sense, IPSWITCH was "right".

For the rest... bah, they seem to be morons.

Received on Mon Aug 25 2003 - 15:14:00 BST

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