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ID Theft – Signing Cards Appears to be Useless

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I had a tough time coming up with at title because this is really just bringing to light an article I read about a guy trying to get register-working employees to even check his signature on a receipt with the back of his credit card. I first saw this posted at Slashdot and this article is hilarious. Next time you see another article about ID Theft and how you should sign the back of your credit cards, think about this article.

This is also the second time he’s done this, read about the first time in this article.

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3 Responses to “ID Theft – Signing Cards Appears to be Useless”

  1. You mean signing my credit card will not prevent thieves from using it, even in this age where a large portion of transactions are online??


  2. Tim says:

    Instead of signing the back of your credit card, write “see ID for verification”. So they check your driver’s license instead of your signature on the back of the credit card. This might seem like a pain but nothing like having your identity stolen for you to do the little extra things.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very late addtition to this information, but be careful about putting “see ID for verification.” Some stores in PA will not accept your credit card if it is not signed. My husband was not able to charge wine in the PA State Stores (which is the only place to buy liquor or wine in PA!) I had to run in and use my card to make our purchase.


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