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Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Taipei, Taiwan
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Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Hi, I'm a tourist from Taiwan.

I visited US for my first time in May.

Now I received my credit card bill and there are two unidentified charge.

RTISTIK CREATIONZ INC 213-448-9756 .............USD189.18

KREATIV DEZINES CORP 702-419-7799............ USD108.10

When I lived in Stratosphere Hotel watching TV, I only going to the movie menu and porn menu see the price.

The price is so expensive so I quit.

Is that being charged already?

I feel so despress right now, cause that may be the only possible stuff I can imagine to being charge that USD189.18 & USD108.10

When I was leaving the hotel, the man in the counter said I don't have to pay any.

Is that because they just charged me directly in my credit card?

Gosh, How can I explain to them I didn't watch any movie or porn?

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1. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Both of these places do custom portrait and design work. Did you happen to purchase anything related to that while in Vegas? Neither of these have anything to do with movies or porn.

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2. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

R'tistik Creationz appears to do custom artwork in Vegas. It appears Kreative Dezines does too. Did you buy anything like that on your trip? If not, you should call the credit card company to dispute the charges, and have a new card number issued. Those charges didn't come from your hotel.

x-posted - looks like someone else is faster with Google than me. :)

Edited: 17 July 2014, 16:29
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3. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Google? What is that?

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4. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

I sure hope his wife does not read the TA forums or the cat's out of the bag now !!

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5. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Thank you rhinoman7 and betsifur.

I only using credit card in Hotel.

I use cash while I was traveling in Vegas.

Now I have more confidences to call my credit card company.

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6. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Haha, thank you placebets. I'm single.

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7. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

Well, if you did not buy artwork (or exactly whatever it is, that those businesses sell), then your credit card was likely compromised somewhere along the way. I would contact the issuing credit card company and dispute the charges.

On my last trip to Las Vegas, I got a call from AMEX the next day, asking if I had my Platinum card in my possession. I did, but someone in one of four places, had stolen the number, and were trying to use it in El Centro, CA. No big problem for me, as AMEX put a stop on the card, refused all charges, and had a new card in my hand in two business days. Only real downsides are that some person in one of two high-end restaurants, a server in the Aria dining room, or the bartender at the Aria bar had nicked the card - and I tipped ALL of them very well, and second, I had gotten that card when the Platinum was first released, and had that number memorized. Still, AMEX was quick to handle everything.

Contact the issuing bank, and dispute those charges - AFTER you become certain that the card was NOT used by you.

Good luck,

Hunt

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8. Re: Am I being charge on movie in Stratosphere Hotel or where?

I called both those phone numbers listed next to the transactions and both came up as invalid/not working numbers. I would call your bank immediately, close your card and ask for a new one with a new card number, and dispute the transactions.

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