I feel like people forget that there are banks outside of the US. Even at that, I've had transactions flagged for similar reasons of being dodgy establishments. Which, I feel, is the important part of the story people keep skipping over. Banks /do/ have records for that sort of thing. It's not what you buy-- it's the amount and the location that's a tip off.
I know, right?! I’ve explained it before (so many times at this point), but essentially what happened was that my local supermarket was targeted by card fraudsters, meaning that the supermarket was marked down as an alarm bell by my bank. When I tried to buy the healthy ready meal, my bank was alerted to the fact that my card was being used at a shop which had been marked as a hotspot for card fraud, and the purchase was denied and my accounts were frozen as a preventative measure. It just happened to be the first time I’d bought a healthy ready meal instead of some grotesque preservative-filled concoction, so I thought it was funny. People on Tumblr care about very weird things.
I’M DONE WITH THIS POST, I JUST FINISHED MY MASTER’S DEGREE AND I WANT TO BE ABLE TO POST ABOUT OTHER THINGS but all my notifications are just ‘dis not tru’ and people are messaging me about it in varying degrees of rudeness and just??? go away????