The answers might surprise you.

Credit cards are powerful — you can buy everything from a $1,000 pair of headphones to a $3,000 pair of knee-high boots without actually having the money. Society — and the credit card companies — trusts you to figure it out and pay your due.

But there are some things they don’t trust us on. For instance, one thing you can’t buy with an American Express card is porn.

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According to MarketWatch, between the three major credit card companies — Visa, MasterCard and American Express — American Express is the most conservative.

It bans the purchase of medical marijuana in the 16 states that have legalized it and online pornography. Visa and MasterCard allow both for their credit and debit card holders.

But that’s just an American Express thing — what about all credit cards? If you’re curious what you can and can’t get away with on a credit card, try your hand at our quiz…

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Emily Bloch

Emily Bloch


Bloch is a reporter for the Sun-Sentinel based in South Florida.

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