“Hello Mr. Hallbeck what can I do for you today?”

“Yeah I’m trying to pay for my hotel room but my card is being declined.”

“I see your account has been put on hold because of suspicious activity. A purchase was made earlier today in Chicago and then a few hours later a purchase was made in Las Vegas.”


“I’m sorry?”

“I bought a Snickers bar in Chicago, got on an airplane, flew to Las Vegas and bought a Sprite.”

“So you can verify that these are valid purchases made by you?”

“Yes, the Sprite is really good in Vegas.”