hmmm, this is the first that I have heard of this. If it is indeed their means of verification I think it is stupid to say the least. Not only is it easy to make up a phone number, a large number of individuals don't use anything but a cell-phone these days.
The fact that someone picked up the phone and verified that they placed an order will reduce fraud, at the expense of annoying customers. A lot of fraud orders come through with legitimate phone numbers of either the card holder or a randomly taken number from their billing area, so that reverse lookups don't turn up anything suspicious. I've even had the phone number of a local Pizza Hut entered in with a fraud order (came up on Google's phonebook search!).
Originally posted by makeke They must use the area code to verify the location. That is the only way i can think it could work.
Not quite... I used a cell phone from another city to confirm my personal account...
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