许多经常使用 AMEX Bluebird 或 AMEX Serve 在各大超市充 VISA Gift Card 的都收到了邮件。FrequentMiler, Running With Miles, TravelSummary 以及 FlyerBBS 上的群众都有不少不幸中枪的。


Dear XXX,
We are writing to let you know that we have observed unusual usage patterns on your American Express Serve Account. Because of this, effective immediately, you will no longer be able to add money to your Account.1 We have made this change in accordance with Section 15.d of our Consumer User Agreement, which you can view here.
Please be aware that you continue to have full access to the funds on your Account and can withdraw them at any time. Any applicable monthly fees continue to apply.
Once your balance reaches $0, please close your Account online via your Profile page accessible here. Scroll down to the Close Account section and click “Close Account.”
If you have any questions or would like to inquire further about this issue, you may write to us at the following address:
American Express
C/O Customer Relations 02-04-40
4315 S 2700 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84184-0440

 很显然,AMEX 已经开始分析大量使用 AMEX Bluebird 和 AMEX Serve 的“异常”充资方式,并已经着手禁止一(大)部分账号充资。如果你还有 Serve 或 Bluebird 没死,并且还有开卡消费没有完成,我强烈建议你马上就去 Walmart, Rite Aid 或 Family Dollar 去把剩下来的 VGC 充完。因为杀鸟很可能只是一个时间问题。幸运的是,被杀的鸟里的余额还是可以动用的,不会像 NetSpend 一样要等着寄余额的支票过来。


暂时,如果 Serve 和 Bluebird 已经死了,用 VGC 购买 Money Order 会是现存的一个最方便的办法来完成开卡消费。如果信用卡的返现够多的话,也可以考虑用 Plastiq 来支付房租。如果金额小可以尝试各类 Buxx。我们也会报道一些新的 MS 方式。你有 Serve/Bluebird 被关了吗?快来分享你的 MS 经吧。