[thechat] The Credit Card Prank

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Jun 7 13:06:55 CDT 2003

On Saturday, June 7, 2003, at 04:10 PM, Isaac Forman wrote:

> In Australia, POS (Point of Sale, not Piece of Shit) operators
> are lax with signature checks. But here in the UK, in every
> store in which I've used my credit card, the attendant has
> verified that the signature on the receipt actually matches
> the one of the reverse of my card.

Maybe because you've a relatively rare CC... I almost never get mine 
checked (and because I've worked in the industry, I watch to see these 

Be more paranoid about where cards go out of your sight - number 
skimming is one of the most common forms of CC fraud.


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