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Fraud Protection Alert: REDbird 1st of the Month

Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of the month
To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up. 


Bone Thugs foreshadowed our daily first of the month routine. What they didn’t forecast was the hassle of reloading the bird. I don’t know what is worse: the stares from the Target employees who think I’m doing something illegal or the absurd hold times by the fraud department wondering why I’m making purchases at Target. It’s Target! CVS wasn’t more suspicious?

“$1000 please,” leads to “Sorry, your card is declined,’ leads to hold time leads to please try again and more uncomfortable looks. Brief satisfaction of feeding the bird subsides when I realize that I have to come back to Target again and do it all over again.

All in a day’s work I guess.

Oh God how I love when the 1st come around
Now I’m feelin’ black and mild, headed cross town






  1. When a transaction is declined at Target (happens pretty frequently), I immediately call the number on the back of the credit card and get it cleared up quick and easy. No need to leave the store.

  2. Same thing here I never have to leave the store. Just call from a cell phone or payphone the 800 number on the back of the credit card and get it cleared up asap.

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