American Express Complaint - American Express Gift Card Charge
SAGINAW, MICHIGAN -- I received an American Express $50 gift card from my son for my birthday..
Everything went well when I used it for a birthday dinner at Friday's which with tip was $34......
I next tried to use in to buy a $10 item at a party store and it was declined..
I was told that "some terminals would not accept the card" and thought nothing further of it until I went to Denny's for breakfast.
The bill was $15 and when I attempted to pay, the card would not go though until the manager reduced the amount to $5, after which the transaction took..
When I checked the balance on-line, the usable balance showed a little over 5 dollars.
Apparently, not only did American Express charge my son to buy the card, there is a $5 charge to the user recipient as well..
If this isn't a form of commercial theft I don't know what is!