[Wolves] credit card signatures etc

Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Wed Apr 7 12:27:51 BST 2004

Old Dan wrote:

>>& pin the onus is on the cardholder to authenticate the transaction not
>>the merchant. Usually the terminals will be positioned so the cashier
>>can't see the numbers being punched. As for other members of the public
>>seeing the pin it would require them to snatch the card and that would
>>be quite a risky thing to do in this day and age.

> You've never heard of pickpockets?

Well I guess I am atypical then in that my valuables are so close to my 
nuts that any attempt to lift them would not only be noticed but would 
result in a fist in the face of the bastard.

> In the time it would take for the swagbag-carrier in question to learn how
> to forge your signature you would probably notice the card gone.  In the
> time it would take the person to pick your pocket and use your card
> several times you probably wouldn't even have reached your car.

See above.

Jon Farmer
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