Aly's Newsletter (Industry Insights Edition): Red Flags -- And What We Can Learn From Them
Did I tell you the story about the spirits journalist who got a fraud alert on her credit card last night...and it turned out that it raised a red flag with the CC company that her card was being used at a liquor store?
Well, that happened to me. The good news is, that the purchase at said liquor store was out of character enough for me that it created a fraud alert and the charge was declined. The bad news? I now don't have my card (and everything that card is linked to...which includes uber, but I have a fun story connected to THAT too) until the replacement card arrives.
But, in the meantime...isn't it all sort of funny? That the booze writer was ultimately conned via booze, but yet discovered said con because of that very booze, and it actually outed how little booze she actually buys? (Hardly any, actually. Shocking, I know.)
Thought that'd be a good story to usher in the weekend (well, for people who have the sense of humor that I myself hope to have when I have a better attitude about all this).
But maybe we can use this opportunity to talk about something rather related in today's industry insights newsletter...
Red Flags. Well, at least as far as when sending and receiving pitches.