vindkast Posted September 23, 2006 Report Share Posted September 23, 2006 I'd like to know why VISA and mastercard and such aren't available as an option for overseas shipping. Well if you really want to know... The chances of fraud is much higher on overseas transactions (not to mention that the higher shipping cost makes overseas fraud much more expensive). American Express has much better fraud prevention/protection and a much larger worldwide presence than Visa, Mastercard, etc, so if it's much safer for merchants to accept it for overseas orders. And as ironic as it is that the card named "American" is the one they accept overseas, it's more ironic that it's the most popular card in the world but not in the United States. (Well, depending how you measure it.) ... [/amex contractor] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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