Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Fairbanks: Reno With Snow

A lot of very depressed people  who look like they have substance abuse problems.  Like Reno, gas pumps demand your billing zipcode for credit card payments, I presume because of widespread card theft.  A lot of worndown buildings and people.  If you watch Alaska State Troopers, this should not be a surprise.

1 comment:

SJ said...

I've long been accustomed to areas where the gas pumps demand a zip code for the card.

Typically areas with lots of transient customers, coming past on the freeway. Or areas where theft of wallets/purses is a common crime. (And use of stolen credit cards a common side-effect.)

It's a sign that the store-owner (and the CC clearing house) think that the use of stolen credit cards is probable enough to be troublesome.