The Chip & Pin Debate

Chip & Pin, good idea or bollocks?

Great idea..
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Nah, its a load of bollocks...
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Don't give a shit either way.
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The Chip & Pin Debate

Postby First Paul on Wed May 12, 2004 3:27 pm

Got my new switch card this week with the chip on it. Can't say i'm excited about someone gorking over my shoulder whilst punching a number on a keypad, then getting mugged 10 minutes after leaving the shop.

Is this really the way forward in the battle against card fraud.

Discuss..
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Postby Guest on Wed May 12, 2004 3:29 pm

don't know what you mean? what do you have to do?
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Postby captain_america on Wed May 12, 2004 3:31 pm

Has worked very well in France for many years. Great idea.
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Postby tomfoolery's dad on Wed May 12, 2004 3:34 pm

Can't say it bothers me too much either way. I take it the keypad is somewhat screened off so that miscreants can't have a butchers at your pin number?

They have a static display staffed by dolly burdz up at the Gyle shopping centre at the moment telling the old codgers how to use the new chip and pin system. Next week it's how to wipe your own arse...
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Postby Rick.N.Baker on Wed May 12, 2004 3:35 pm

They have had it in Sweden for years and it has reduced card fraud by 80%, however muggings are up 85% :?
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Postby MATT on Wed May 12, 2004 3:35 pm

Has indeed worked very well in France, and I am generally in favour as any idiot can forge the signature from a lost/stolen card in the UK. But I foresee problems with the likes of little old grannies etc reading the number out loud as they type it in........
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Postby First Paul on Wed May 12, 2004 3:37 pm

Rick.N.Baker wrote:They have had it in Sweden for years and it has reduced card fraud by 80%, however muggings are up 85% :?
:lol: :lol:

Excellent, what did you get last time you was there Rnb... a few handbags?
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Postby chocolate creme on Wed May 12, 2004 3:42 pm

tomfoolery's dad wrote:Can't say it bothers me too much either way. I take it the keypad is somewhat screened off so that miscreants can't have a butchers at your pin number?

They have a static display staffed by dolly burdz up at the Gyle shopping centre at the moment telling the old codgers how to use the new chip and pin system. Next week it's how to wipe your own arse...


:lol: :lol: :lol:

But, yeah, I think it's a great idea. It's already been said, but it's been implemented in virtually every EU country successfully. The only trouble is that I always forget by Switch or Mastercard pin number...
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Postby Rick.N.Baker on Wed May 12, 2004 3:49 pm

First Paul wrote:
Rick.N.Baker wrote:They have had it in Sweden for years and it has reduced card fraud by 80%, however muggings are up 85% :?
:lol: :lol:

Excellent, what did you get last time you was there Rnb... a few handbags?


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Postby dogonwheels on Wed May 12, 2004 6:18 pm

If there weren't so many thieving bastards out there we wouldn't have to have any of these things.
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