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Warning Vistaprint

Discussion in 'Marketing' started by Todd Alger, Aug 9, 2004.

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  1. Todd Alger

    Todd Alger New Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    I am posting this here because members recommended VistaPrint for business cards. I was happy with my cards and service but have come to regret using VistaPrint. This is because, for the second time, I have noticed charges to my credit card that were unrecognizable as things I had actually bought. When I called to inquire about the charges, they came from VistaPrint giving away my credit card info.

    Since I got the recommendation from this forum, I thought it proper to also give a warning. Do not use VistaPrint unless you do not mind your credit card info being given away and closely monitor your charges.
  2. Bill Rose

    Bill Rose Senior Member

    Aug 25, 2003
    Great tip. Thanks. Try PrintPal.
  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Elite Member

    Jan 15, 2002
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    Certified General Appraiser
    Fighting charges, stolen CC number.... I'll stick with my local printer who isn't too expensive.
  4. Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith Sophomore Member

    May 21, 2004
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    Licensed Appraiser
    Yikes! Good luck! (And thanks for the advice)
  5. Tom Foster

    Tom Foster Senior Member

    Apr 18, 2003
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    Certified Residential Appraiser
    Are you sure that it was vista print that gave out your number??

    I have used them for over 4 years and 7 orders of cards - no credit card theft yet. (yet ).......

    I read a study that showed that the common everyday credit theft is someone like the waiter at the restaurant

    Give him the credit card and he just copies down all the info on a napkin.

    Or the better yet, just goes into the managers’ office and make a photo copy of your credit card, front and back. Got your signature, security code, etc.

    I’m not sure the database that Vista Print is running, but I used to maintain an on-line SQL 7 database with over 1 million credit card numbers for an on-line travel agency.

    I encrypted the Credit card number column to prevent hackers that might get in via SQL injection attack.


    Tom ( Sparky the Appraiser )
  6. Todd Alger

    Todd Alger New Member

    Oct 15, 2003
    Yes, I am sure. Check out the general forum where I was requested to copy this post and someone else tells the same story.

    Are YOU sure VistaPrint did not give your credit card away?
  7. Bobby Bucks

    Bobby Bucks Elite Member

    Jan 27, 2002
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    Real Estate Agent or Broker
    North Dakota
    Hingham, Massachussetts? Is the Venetian still in business there?
    Maybe they're in Weymouth.
  8. Will43

    Will43 Senior Member

    Aug 13, 2003
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    Licensed Appraiser
    I have used them for about 2 years with good luck.

    Can you pay with pay pal instead of giving them your credit card number?
  9. I've been using Vistaprint for a few years with no problems BUT I did notice
    they have a special offer now when you place your order that you need
    to decline.

    My son fell for it and had a recurring $9.95 (or somthing close) on his account.
    He had a very hard time getting them to cancel it and they kept charging him.
    They did finally reverse the charges but he had to work at it to get them to do it.


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