1996-12-26 - Re: Legality of requiring credit cards? (fwd)

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From: Peter <corbeau@corbeau.seanet.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-12-26 04:20:30 UTC
Raw Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 20:20:30 -0800 (PST)

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From: Peter <corbeau@corbeau.seanet.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Dec 1996 20:20:30 -0800 (PST)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Legality of requiring credit cards? (fwd)
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At 08:51 PM 12/23/96 -0500, you wrote:
> Equifax does business by tracking reputations, as do all credit
> reporting companies. That's how a free market handles bad checks.

Even worse is an outfit called Telecheck.  All they do is see if you have a
listed telephone number.  Since I do not give out my telephone number, and
it is unlisted, an autobody shop refused to accept my check, and I ended up
having to use a credit card.  The idiot teller refused to call the bank to
check my balance.  What does a listed telephone number have to do with
ability to pay?