Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Amazon can no longer remove credit cards from accounts, so if your card is stolen you need to report your card to your bank as compromised and make sure they issue a “stop payments” for Amazon.
Amazon cannot remove credit cards from accounts that aren’t “verified” by the caller.
Subscription services, in general, are set up as “auto-approve” so even if your card is closed, the bank will still allow the charge to show and be transferred to your new card. This is standard practice with all subscription-style purchases like Prime, Netflix, Hulu, etc. However, if your card was stolen and used to purchase a subscription, reporting your card as stolen won’t keep future subscription charges from posting.
2. When you call a support line and leave a survey it only affects the employee who answered.
When you leave a bad survey saying something like “the prices are too high” and leave a low score it doesn’t even get the company. The only people who usually see it are the person you called and their supervisor. The company as a whole just sees a stat as a bad survey for that rep and it has a negative impact on them. Anything below the perfect score is considered bad.
3. Surgical masks aren’t designed or rated to keep bacteria or airborne pathogens out, N95 Masks are.
Surgical masks are designed and made to protect patients from surgeons breathing or coughing into a surgical site while operating. N95 masks are what medical professionals use when around a patient who is contagious. They can filter out 95% of airborne particles.
4. You shouldn’t drink grapefruit juice when you’re taking medications.
Grapefruit juice contains inhibitors of the CYP3A4 enzyme that is responsible for the metabolism of many drugs. This can lead to adverse effects or reduced drug effect. You can find a list of common drugs that interact with grapefruit juice Here.
5. If you change the tires on your vehicle to a different size, your speedometer will no longer read the correct speed.
When your vehicle’s computer calculates your speed, it measures how fast your tires are spinning and then determines the speed of your car by multiplying the spin rate by the circumference of your tires, thus giving it the amount of distance you’re covering in a unit of time, giving your car your speed, which it then displays on your speedometer. If you change the size of your tires without having someone reprogram your car’s computer or doing it yourself, the speed that your speedometer displays, while you’re driving, will be wrong.
If you switch to a larger tire, the circumference of your tires will be larger but your car will not know that, so it will still calculate speed based on the old tire size, and the speed displayed on your dash will actually be LOWER than how fast you are actually going. You may think that you are traveling 40 miles per hour in a 40 mph speed limit zone, but because you didn’t reprogram your car when you changed your tires you will actually be traveling faster. This will cause you to always be going faster than you think you’re going, and you will be at risk of being pulled over by police officers and ticketed when you didn’t even know you were speeding.