Excessive Purchases

Excessive Purchases

A higher than normal number of purchases made on a credit card. Excessive purchases may be a sign of fraud or may even indicate that a card has been stolen. Ordinarily, the fraud protection unit of the credit card company contacts the card holder to discuss excessive purchases.
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At an individual level, families should buy only as much food as they need instead of excessive purchases that can lead to wastage.
Bob Riley (R) has signed a law intended to help law enforcement officials quickly track excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine, the chief ingredient used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
When you add up all the excessive purchases and subtract from the less expensive ones you can save millions of dollars.
Recognizing that surplus SA/LW can be destabilizing and harmful for the entire continent, member states are urged to limit purchase levels to the minimum required to support legitimate defense needs and to refrain from excessive purchases that might fuel arms races and increase the possibility of these weapons being diverted to non-state actors.
These include an impression of being drunk or dizzy, chemical smells on breath or clothing, frequent headaches and sore throats, distant or irritable behaviour and excessive purchases of lighter refills or aerosol hair sprays or deodorants.
7 million to thousands of Pennsylvanians who made excessive purchases from Publishers Clearing House, under the belief that it would enhance their chances of winning a large cash prize.