Sunwukong - 7:39 am on Jun 11, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: lorax at 10:12 am (utc) on Jun 11, 2010]
dickbaker - Visa and Mastercard have a number you call to get the phone number of the issuing bank. American Express and Discover let you verify name, address and phone number information on their automated systems.
Generally, customer service at the issuing banks will do the verification. Every so often it has to go to the fraud department. In about 1% of my verifications I'll come across a bank that won't do the verification unless the customer is on the line, in which case I'll call the customer and ask to conference in.
Thanks for the information Dick.
So according to worldpay, calling banks for verification is very hit and miss. I'll keep using this method for a while and see how I go.
Sorry to hear about that $1400 you were stung for. Always a kick in the guts to work for sales and make a profit only to lose so much to a scammer.
[edit reason] no email snippets pls [/edit]
[edited by: lorax at 10:12 am (utc) on Jun 11, 2010]