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Amazon and Walmart Tracking My Store Purchase Through Bank Account Debit Card Purchase!

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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:33 PM
a reply to: Nickn3

I guess I have been living in a sort of dream world of denial as of late.....I knew it was becoming advanced but I hadn't realized HOW advanced......Soon we will have social credit scores like China I bet. sigh.....I am going to have to research geofencing!! Thanks for the post!

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:36 PM

originally posted by: Nickn3
You are correct in that you are being tracked. Probably from an earlier on line search. The marketing firms can even locate the search track to a small area. Its called geofencing. How many people in your area are looking for a particular item.

Personally I pay in cash for anything that may reflect poorly on me. Restaurant food (diet), Drinks (alcohol consumption), over the counter medication or health products, groceries, and of course, guns or ammo. There is a tremendous amount of data out there. A powerful AI program will mine it for them, so that next time they can market directly to you at the best price. Or sell that info to your insurance company. Example: Mr. X orders french fries 4 times a week with lunch, red meat with ever meal, and too many drinks, he is at a high risk of heart attack. It's time to raise his heath insurance premiums.

Or do I see conspiracies every where?

Yup, that is the next step. Aggregating your entire purchase history and using that to develop risk models for insurance and credit. It won't end there. I can see models predicting crimes kind of like some precog from Minority Report. I recall reading an article many years ago that shopping habits could predict divorce.

We already know law enforcement will data mine shopping for suspects when investigating crime.

The bottomline is that you have no privacy anymore. It is gone.

That fleshlight or subscription to whatever porn site you bought 10 years ago will come back to haunt you mysteriously when you decide to run for political office.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:37 PM
a reply to: Starwise

Welcome, there will be cookies in the back of the room, although you are a little late to the party so I dont know how many are left.

It warms my heart to see your eyes are open, now dont forget the feeling of injustice in your heart.

Embrace it, you know it isnt right, and your not wrong to think that it isnt. It's once we finally accept that it's ok that we finally meet our doom. I will never surrender or accept this as normal, and i hope there are some of you who feel the same.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:39 PM
a reply to: Starwise

That's nothing. Just by talking about things with your cellphone on. You will get ads for that item online.

Everything is listening. Everything is tracking.

This is the new world we live in.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:39 PM
What you been in a cave for 10 years? Jeezus.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:42 PM
a reply to: lakenheath24

A cave? Omg How did you guess!!!!

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:44 PM
a reply to: Starwise

your name to your address, your store purchase to cards, cards x all your bills you pay, to your internet to cable to your phone(s)...all owned, reg. by and to you and your address, companies you shop for groc.....

All these have been following you from your home and car and cable/dish, bank and credit union, store records of purchases you made and searched.

Have a grocery, pharmacy, dept. store discount cards (most of us do), gas discount card, free checking etc etc etc????

They've had you all along by your home, shopping, car, kids schools, doctors offices, mortgage, car name it...they got your info.

You're just now seeing the reality...and it sux...I wish more people would understand.....

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:47 PM
In my defense, I knew I have been tracked, but I hadn't before felt violated until after having actually SEEN it today...if that makes sense. I didn't think they had the ability to follow my debit card info...I honestly thought having a credit union protected me from these things...I guess awareness is half the battle huh? Dang....this world sucks sometimes..... ALL FOR A BUCK!

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:53 PM
Here is one that has been going on for years... I work in the mortgage industry. We have something called "Trigger Leads". Basically, most people don't know that the credit bureaus sell your information every time you apply for credit!

With mortgages, when we check a person's credit, they will sell knowledge of this fact to our competitors. We hate it because the companies that typically rely on this information tend to be slimy boiler room outfits. Next thing you know, you are getting calls from random mortgage companies trying to win your business.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 01:56 PM
I do believe our phones are listening. It's strange how sound hound can get a song when it's only three beats at the end. You talk about cars or something then getting ads about it. What I don't get. You buy a a computer off Amazon then they advertise computers... why not accessories for computers or games.

Op your situation is a strange one indeed. This kind of thing is only going to get worse. The more we use banks the greater this will become.

I've always had a thought. Your a business owner and notice your profits dropping. People are tired of your product. So you can either create a better product and hope it makes people come back or you can create a rival. Make another company that sells a different kind of the same product. Give people a choice and either way your making money. Coke and pepsi, mcd and burger king, walmart and amazon.

Or we should be looking to the people supplying amazon and walmart. Who knows. I'm not a business man nor ever. Just a conspiracy nut.

That's my opinion and it's value is that of an opinion.
edit on 4-12-2018 by TheGhoul because: silly little typos

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:00 PM
a reply to: Starwise

Our local wal mart installed facial recognition software to track people at the "self checkout". Every time I go through I give them the finger. I know I'm on the list of undesirables, I'll make the best of it while you track my facial features and then track where I am about to go next.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:01 PM
a reply to: Starwise

Oh btw in case there are some canadians here, did you know the government now has access to all of your private financial data ? Thanks a lot, I guess the last vestige of privacy was not enough for the Trudeau government.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:02 PM
a reply to: Edumakated

They sell it to your competitors?
Ugh...sometimes I wish we would get hit by an
The human race just seems sometimes like a failed experiment
Funny thoughts I have now I am on ATS and the reality is, I am not anonymous. My info is being stored in the exabytes storage of NSA and who knows where else... I know its been said that its easier to collect everything rather than bits...somewhere in the cloud or wherever is a virtual me, and yet its not the real me, and its only a small part of who I am....but when looked at from a certain POV, Im labeled and categorized...

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:05 PM
a reply to: Starwise

Remember when facebook was under fire for privacy concerns and i told you all they are just the sacrificial lamb? I have brought it up on ATS at least a dozen times. Axciom is by far the largest aggregator of personal data. You dont even need an electronic device. Just know someone with a phone and social media account and you are the data. Go to the doctor and you are in the data -- did anyone ever think meaningful use was designed to benefit the patient? Have a credit or debit card and you are in the data -- where do you think your miles and cash back rewards come from?

Search them on google. AXCIOM. Plenty of stories dating back years on how dirty they are.
edit on 4-12-2018 by drewlander because: I said so.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:07 PM
a reply to: Serdgiam

rfid chip product? what was the product?
do you have an amazon app on your phone or device go??

How Wal-Mart and Gillette Got Themselves into a P.R. Nightmare Over Tracking Chips

When CNET reported back on January 8th that Wal-mart and Gillette were planning on teaming up to introduce Radio Frequency ID- chipped products in the Brockton, Massachusetts store most people hardly noticed. The same was true when the RFID Journal reported a day earlier that "Gillette plans to use the (RFID) tags with "smart" shelves (with built-in RFID readers) in stores in the U.S."


Just high-tech talk about some nonsense that only manufacturers and retailers care about. That's why both Gillette-- the pioneer in RFID-chipping for consumer items and the nation's largest retailer--Wal-Mart figured they'd just go ahead with plans to do a "field test" in early June.

They set up Gillette products on an RFID-reader enabled "smart" shelf with no notification that a test was being conducted. (I have seen a picture of the shelf in the Brockton Wal-Mart store. It shows pager-sized black boxes attached to wires - one of several photos a privacy-loving woman snapped after finding out about the trackable Gillette products and the reader devices.) A front page story in the Brockton Enterprise alerted local shoppers to the scheme. Soon after the story ran, the "smart" shelves were gone, replaced with standard supermarket shelving that looked nothing like what our astute shopper had seen when she photographed those same shelves just 12 days earlier.

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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:09 PM
a reply to: Starwise

Think of the opening of v for vendetta, all the undesirable people being taken from their homes. Did you think that was purely science fiction ? This topic depresses me as much as the next person but the truth hurts, a lot.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:20 PM
a reply to: Starwise

I don't want to gloat and laugh at your frustration but.....crap like this is why I am oldschool and use cash for everything,never use plastic,don't write checks,don't bank or buy online and refuse to have a dumbphone.

When people say its safer and easier,I remind them that what they are really saying is that they are scared and lazy.
Safe=you are scared
Easy=you are lazy

Your thread verifies and justifies why I live the way I live.

Taking a few minutes to hit a bank machine to have cash isn't that hard to do,people are lazy and are willing to have everything tracked so they can avoid 5 minutes out of their day hitting the bank machine.

You chose to do things this way so its hard for me to sympathize.
You CHOSE this!!

No offence meant,rant away!!

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posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:24 PM
I was listening to NPR the other day. They had a guy discussing GSTV...Gas Station TV. Maybe you have seen the gas pumps with some television display spouting news or adds....

Well he was saying, they have like 75000 locations, up from 14k a year ago. But they(gas station tv) can track your credit/debit card use and plan to offer consumer specific adds to you based on your credit/debit card use.

I find that a bit creepy. If gas station tv can do it, surely Amazon can.

Myself was in the market for beds and mattress' for my 2 grandkids. So I google that # and sure enough adds pop up on FB... How do I let them know that I have made my purchases and their adds are irrelevant now? Can't they track my debit card and see that I have purchased them and maybe try yo sell me sheets and blankets???

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 02:38 PM
Yeah. I'd read the user agreement you didn't read when you signed up with them. If you have to click "I agree" in order to complete a transaction, you can be sure you're signing your life away. Otherwise, it wouldn't be necessary.

posted on Dec, 4 2018 @ 03:13 PM
and just think....50 years ago they thought it could never happen !!!!


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