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  • bartas8891 38 posts

    It seems like a major blow for those who greatly benefited from Bendy, especially with the new changes being introduced on July 13th, including 6211. Does anyone know of any alternatives to Curve that might allow exploiting the same opportunities?

    Scott 257 posts

    If you set up an automated ‘571’ with the ‘other’ card, as long as you do it using the ‘French’ method then I find this goes through no problem, so I don’t think they’ve got wise to it yet. And you can keep cycling the same cash up to your monthly maximum (this figure is different depending on whether you’re on the blue or green plan.)

    Kelvin K 23 posts

    how do you find out the MCC from past transaction using Curve?

    TGLoyalty 659 posts

    Look at the transaction detail and it might show the MCC description then cross reference that with the master list of MCC available online.


    @Scott
    what about if you’re on the orange plan?

    Are you really doing MS on 6211? Forex, CFD and spread betting merchants? Wow!

    The Urbanite 119 posts

    The MS game has evolved since the early 20s, Curve was the catalyst that killed the old methods. It is still very much alive, just need to transact at merchants that aren’t categorised as financial.

    Nepweno 13 posts

    Any clue as to what this is referring to?

    It seems like a major blow for those who greatly benefited from Bendy, especially with the new changes being introduced on July 13th, including 6211. Does anyone know of any alternatives to Curve that might allow exploiting the same opportunities?

    Iainm 55 posts

    Any clue as to what this is referring to?

    It seems like a major blow for those who greatly benefited from Bendy, especially with the new changes being introduced on July 13th, including 6211. Does anyone know of any alternatives to Curve that might allow exploiting the same opportunities?

    Wondered the same thing.
    Some on here do love to chat in code.

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,166 posts

    People are rightly cautious after loose lips sank ships previously. IMO threads like this should be closed once started as HfP has moved on from facilitating open discussion of such matters.

    Harrier25 892 posts

    Yes and calling Curve ‘bendy’ is so 2020!

    BBbetter 779 posts

    People are rightly cautious after loose lips sank ships previously. IMO threads like this should be closed once started as HfP has moved on from facilitating open discussion of such matters.

    Doesnt matter as banks and financial institutions have mostly caught up to these stuff. We dont hear from many whose accounts are blocked or shut down – just a few are brave enough to post ‘oh amex closed my account’.

    BBbetter 779 posts

    Look at the transaction detail and it might show the MCC description then cross reference that with the master list of MCC available online.



    @Scott
    what about if you’re on the orange plan?

    Are you really doing MS on 6211? Forex, CFD and spread betting merchants? Wow!

    Imagine the number of cash advance charges and fees they get hit as they go about their ‘trial and error’ method. Not for the faint hearted.

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