For those of you who may not have read chapter 1, here is a link to it :
VISA is a multi-national financial services company who is the parent of all Visa-branded credit cards. And now you have the problem.
VISA the company, the multi-national giant, not any of my banks, is the organization that declined my five VISA credit cards. Bing-Bing-Bing, one right after the other. I was not dealing with five individual banks. Oh no. I was dealing with VISA the company.
Repeat. As I was trying to purchase my airline ticket from Hong Kong to Irkutsk, my five consecutive VISA cards were denied by VISA the multi-national company.
I will repeat this yet again because this is the bottom root issue: The denial action taken on each of the five VISA credit cards was not by any of my banks who had issued me the VISA cards. It was taken by VISA the company.
For reasons I will never know, VISA the company, decided to refuse to approve the transactions I was attempting to make.
One of our friends suggested to me that I should have simply called the phone number on the back of the card.
You have got to be living a drama such as this. Sitting here in Hong Kong, in a library, getting five consecutive denials, wondering what-to-do-next.
Maybe some far away day, in the distant future, when I am in the U.S., able to use inexpensive telephone service, with the time to wait perhaps 30-minutes or who-knows-how-long to get assistance, I will attempt to call VISA the company and see what they say I should have done.
This is my story and I’m sticking to it.
- JUL 11, 19 .. WE ARE STILL STANDING ..
- JUL 14, 19 .. INSTANT DEATH .. INCHES AWAY .. MICRO SECONDS AWAY