Debit Card Risk

This was closed with a reason of Questions seeking product or service recommendations are off-topic because...

Personally, I don't see this question having anything to do with seeking a product recommendation. It seems like the point of the question is to help the asker understand what happens when a debit card transaction is disputed, which seems (to me) an on-topic question. I have voted to reopen and would like feedback or additional votes if others agree.


I've reopened along with three others. I think as a site we sometimes try to steer clear of very very specific questions about a particular provider, perhaps with either the "product or service recommendations" or "questions about shopping" off-topic reasons in mind.

But I don't think either of them does apply here and it seems like a worthwhile question, although it might be nicer if it was more general rather than being about a specific provider.

  • I agree, the fact that a specific merchant was mentioned is a bit of a red herring. It's not important to the nature of the actual question. – dwizum Nov 22 '19 at 13:59
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    @dwizum - That was the case. I read this as asking about how a particular vendor would behave. In my opinion, the question should have been edited to ask about debit card use, with no reference to any third party. – JTP - Apologise to Monica Nov 24 '19 at 15:30
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    @JTP-ApologisetoMonica even if it asking about the behaviour of a specific vendor, it's not obviously off-topic that I can see. But we probably do have to draw a line somewhere, I'm just not sure where! – GS - Apologise to Monica Nov 24 '19 at 15:33

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