Would you share your credit card purchases online? Blippy

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  1. Fergal

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    Blippy is a new concept in social networking that is currently in beta testing. The service will provide you with a credit card and every time you use that credit card your transactions will be displayed online, for sharing with your friends.

    In my opinion the service is novel enough and combines a sense of fun with social networking, so hence it could be very successful. What do you think? Would you use it?

    You can get an overview of how it works in the video below;

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    no never i dont have plans of sharing my credit card bec. scam is everywhere and fraud is everywhere so we need to be very careful
     
  3. mybusinez.com

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    I'd say there are a few companies who would be very interested in finding out people's buying habits. I think this guy running blippy.com has missed a few very interesting sub-ideas from this. Hmmmm ideas are popping into my head here. I'm having a brainstorm!

    I don't think it's a good idea publishing these purchases publicly and I wouldn't do it myself. I think it's more for all those teens who like to advertise absolutely everything that they're doing without seeing the issues that might arise or consequences. Quite dangerous really. If I understand it correctly it could be good for crazy stalkers. Eeek! I wouldn't let my daughter have one!
     
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    Very good point, I hadn't thought of that. The company will build up a huge amount of extremely valuable data. If they analyse and tabulate this data they could sell it on at a high price and create an additional revenue stream.
     
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    Don't you think it will be risk of using such service?
     
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    I suppose that there will be some element of risk, because any site can be hacked. However, I'm sure that they have excellent security features in place and that they are a reputable company.
     
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    Test blippy.com/robbyARCHER



    11:56 PM 23/Jan/2010
     
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    If the credit cards were like gift cards where I don't have to put in any valuable info then yes but if these things act like real credit cards, no.
     
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    The problem is I can·t see the video...
     
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    If you can't view the video in the post above, have a look at it here on YouTube.
     
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    I never share credit card purchases online, because of the risk.
     
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    Blippy Paypal account limited FEB 9 2010

    Blippy testing update 3:27 PM 9/02/2010

    limited paypal due to overspending without verification.

    Paypal account limited with less than 50AUD

    Paypal therefore temporarily paused,

    Attempt to recover the money stolen by paypal before April 2010

    standby..

    Fergal try and see if you cant get a friend to fix it paypals always
    put me on hold.

    Paypal LOGIN

    Username is robby.powerball AT gmail DOT com
    Password is 1104RC04

    someone see if they can reinstate this paypal account for
    blippy.com testing to continue asap.

    tia





    extra paypal account info

    Contact Information
    Some required information is missing or incomplete. Please correct your entries and try again
    PayPal is conducting a periodic update of our records. To ensure your account's security,
    it is important that you provide an accurate phone number where we can reach you.
    Please take a moment to review the contact information we have on file.

    If a telephone number listed is no longer accurate, edit the number in the fields below and click Save.
    Home 0881360002 Work +61 881360002
     
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    Sorry robbyarcher, but I'm not sure what you are asking for help with. Can you please explain?
     
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    i think there is lots of hidden agenda behind this,
    People buying habits
    website which do high business
    products selling trend online etc

    quite nice move !
     
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    Welcome to Business Advice Forum John Peterr, I agree with you. The database and research that this company will build will be extremely valuable to anyone marketing and selling online.
     
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    Blippy testing continuing
    8:40 AM 15/02/2010
    paypal account limited waiting for helper to complete

    paypal update
    8:49 AM 15/02/2010

    cash same - paypal account limited with less than 50AUD
    limited account calls same- paypals always put on hold.

    helper arrived

    Hello robby ARCHER,
    You have added punitkumargr8 AT gmail.com as a new email address for your
    PayPal account.
    If you did not authorise this change or if you need assistance with your
    account, please contact PayPal customer service at:
    https://www.paypal.com/au/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=3D_contact_us
    Sincerely,
    PayPal

    Helper punit adds email and changes password creating assistance with account...

    <more>
     
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    I think purchase credit card online is more safe than debit cards.
    If the site turns out to be fraudulent, your credit card company will usually reimburse you for the purchase; and in the case of credit card fraud, the law should protect you. Some credit card companies even offer extended warranties on purchases.
     
  18. robbyarcher

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    status update
    > Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2010 15:27:32 +0530
    > Subject: New email address added to your PayPal account
    > To: robby ARCHER <[email protected]>
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    >
    > Hello robby ARCHER,
    >
    >
    > You have added [email protected] as a new email address for your
    > PayPal account.
    >
    > If you did not authorise this change or if you need assistance with your
    > account, please contact PayPal customer service at:

    P Unit Kumar, Are you able to help?
     
    #18 robbyarcher, Apr 3, 2010
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2010
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    lol.. i won't use such service. the fact that there's a risk involve. And i don't want my friends to see i've bought a wedding ring for my girl from ebay :D
     
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    I must be cautious enough in dealing with such service. Sounds fun though :)
     

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