And then an email saying that for added security I needed to fax them or email them some ID - driving license or passport. I call shenanigans on their claim that payment had been accepted!
The boss gave me his driving license (not without understandable grumbling - but the order was in his name), and at lunchtime I took a photo of it and mailed it off. What a nuisance! But at least it's done now.
When I got back into the office, the boss explains that the bank (HSBC) had rung up to say that due to suspicious activity (well, what's the chance of a tech company buying computer parts?!), the card had been cancelled. She reeled off the orders, and my boss confirmed that actually they were fine, and she confirmed that they would go through.
But still, the card's been cancelled. Have a nice day. You'll get a new one in 5 days.
Cue frantic searching to find out what suppliers are using that card for monthly payments, and phoning them to let them know that payments may fail.
Well, I guess I'll be paying VAT from now on.
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