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# 175880 14-Jul-2015 20:46
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Bought some stuff and got this email

Thank you for your recent order with Nzsale.

On select transactions, we require further authorization from our customers regarding specific credit card charges.

We simply need to obtain a copy of your Drivers Licence or Passport along with a utility bill corresponding to your delivery address.

As soon as we receive this verification we shall finalize your order.

Due to the nature in which our orders are processed, please be advised that your credit card has already been debited however this additional security information is required in order to dispatch your order.

We apologize for the inconvenience, however this information is requested only once from our customers and offers protection for yourself, the cardholder, and ourselves.

Could you please send an email to

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.

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  # 1343389 14-Jul-2015 22:04
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I got something similar when I tried to buy a cheap laptop from JBHifi in Australia and then have my son collect it from one of their stores .
I did not have the utility bill so I cancelled the order and instead re ordered and then got them to deliver it to my sons Brisbane address.

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  # 1343409 14-Jul-2015 22:46
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I've had similar things like this in the past as an anti fraud measure.

Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


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  # 1344497 15-Jul-2015 10:36
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It seems to be getting more common. A few months ago I got the following from Computer Lounge while ordering a router:


As you are purchasing for the first time with a credit card or debit card please verify ownership of the card by answering 1 of 3 options below. This is to make sure the transaction is yours and not being used without your authority.

OPTION 1: Confirm your place of employment by replying to this email with your company name and reception phone number. We won't talk to them about your purchase, only ask them if you are employed there.


OPTION 2: Call your bank and ask specifically for the 'authorisation code' for this transaction (it is a 6 digit code), then send your answer by replying to this email.


OPTION 3: Check your on-line bank statement and look for a unique reference code (CL-_ _ _ _ _ _). This is information we have added to the transaction which will read CL-_ _ _ _ _ _ followed by your purchase amount. Send your answer by replying to this email. Note: The credit card transaction may take up to 48 hours to show on your statement depending on your bank and how they process your transaction.

Thank you for helping secure this credit card transaction. Your next purchase will be processed immediately and WILL NOT REQUIRE YOU TO DO THIS AGAIN.


I ignored it and my item shipped the next day anyway. There are plenty of other shops that sell the same items around the same price anyway so if they didn't ship I was just going to buy from the next drop shipper.

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