Can Merchants Know your LOCATION From your Credit Card?

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Hello,

Hope you guys had a nice weekend

Anyway, recently I wanted to Register for this Email Marketing Provider but they said - they don't accept customers in my location(Morocco).

I felt discriminated against, a lot of websites, companies and services are doing this thing to me everyday

I thought If I used a Proxy or a VPN, then I could easily bypass this discrimination act.

However, I'm worried somehow they may spot my real location through my Credit Card !

What should I do?
#card #credit #location #merchants
  • Profile picture of the author thedark
    You should try to make a payoneer credit card, I think they have that option.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenW3
    Originally Posted by CityCowboy

    I thought If I used a Proxy or a VPN, then I could easily bypass this discrimination act.

    However, I'm worried somehow they may spot my real location through my Credit Card !
    Buyer location can be determined through the credit card number because the first 4 digits are the BIN (bank identification numbers). Link List of Issuer ID Numbers

    Diners Club and Amex cards start with a 3, all Visa cards start with a 4, MasterCard with a 5, Discover with a 6. It's easy to determine the card type by starting number, but a merchant account would have to filter by BIN to automatically restrict countries.
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    • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
      Originally Posted by KenW3 View Post

      Buyer location can be determined through the credit card number because the first 4 digits are the BIN (bank identification numbers). Link List of Issuer ID Numbers

      Diners Club and Amex cards start with a 3, all Visa cards start with a 4, MasterCard with a 5, Discover with a 6. It's easy to determine the card type by starting number, but a merchant account would have to filter by BIN to automatically restrict countries.
      So does this mean that I'm totally screwed?
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