Update on mail bombing threats--not so funny

Mike Leber mleber at he.net
Thu Jan 9 22:40:28 UTC 1997

On Thu, 9 Jan 1997, Allan Chong wrote:
> Even despite the inevitable chargebacks, many spammers would decide that
> fighting with the credit card company isn't worth it.

Uh, you have this backwards.  If you read most credit card merchant
agreements, online services have no recourse, without a physical signature
from the customer, against chargebacks for online service.  This is
because they are treated as phone orders where the presumption is in the
customers favor.


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