_devilcandy_ (_devilcandy_) wrote in bad_service,
_devilcandy_
_devilcandy_
bad_service

Using cards abroad

I just want to say something to americans traveling abroad, since there's been a couple of incidents at my work...

As most people probably know, there's a lot of card fraud now. Because of that, my company and probably many more in Sweden and Europe are enforcing stricter routines when handling cards. Now, if you do NOT have a PIN-code for your card, I will have to ask for ID. If that ID is from another country than Sweden, I will photocopy your card and save the copy with our copy of your receipt. Really, I'm not even supposed to allow you to buy things if you don't have a PIN or don't have a Swedish ID, but since the card is swiped before it shows that you don't have a PIN, this is the second step of security... I understand that people get nervous when their card is copied, and I'm not completely sure of the whys and hows myself, but I assure you; all records are kept confidental and it's for your and our safety. It is not because the evil cashier wants to steal your money.

I wish all companies would use PIN-codes.
Have a nice summer, and I hope all eventual travels are great.
Tags: helpful tip, mod comment
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 126 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →