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mpd72
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PostPosted: 23:34 - 20 Mar 2017    Post subject: Re: 'BRITISH A' on bank statement. Eh? Reply with quote

iooi wrote:
mpd72 wrote:


Yeah, so long as they can guess the first twelve astirises.

Only the last 4 digits are shown.


Doh... That is YOUR copy.... Rolling Eyes

NOT, what the retailer has on THEIR till roll Rolling Eyes


Cobblers. Never had all details on my card machine.
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PostPosted: 00:15 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Re: 'BRITISH A' on bank statement. Eh? Reply with quote

mpd72 wrote:
Cobblers. Never had all details on my card machine.


It's an option when setting up the card machine (on the one system I've setup), so I'd assume it is on some, not on others.

Seems a bad idea to me, but there you go.
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PostPosted: 14:28 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Re: 'BRITISH A' on bank statement. Eh? Reply with quote

mpd72 wrote:


Cobblers. Never had all details on my card machine.


My terminal prints the full number and expiry date on my copy, asterisks on the customer copy, just need to peep the three digit code if i wanted to be dodgy (pinhole camera in the surface under the machine?).
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PostPosted: 16:43 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

The last time I had a fraud issue it was two travel companies and an insurance company. All stuff where you have to give your ID and address to book... The fraud dept at my bank couldn't find any evidence to point to who might have done it despite this.

I assumed it was done due to speed of refunds and 'Refund it to my other card M8' type requests... no idea.
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PostPosted: 17:52 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarJay wrote:
The fraud dept at my bank couldn't find any evidence to point to who might have done it despite this..


Even if they did, they would not tell you. it would be reported onto the police.
Fair to say that flights you can see passenger names on a Visa system, but other stuff the only people who know are the companies taking the money.

I guess with ins they are hoping to argue with plod that they have a cert of ins.... Despite the system showing there is no ins..
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PostPosted: 19:26 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

derillius24 wrote:
Commuter_Tim wrote:
It is amusing the kind of help threads people post on BCF.
There is a real wealth and breadth of experience and expertise on here. Which is why I suppose there are sections away from things bike related.

Indeed, as is the case with most specialist forums. People quickly get to know other individual posters, and who knows stuff, and whose opinion is valued and can be trusted about all sorts of matters; like chatting to your mates down the pub, innit?

MarJay wrote:
The last time I had a fraud issue it was two travel companies and an insurance company.
+1
With me it was an airline too (I forget which one now) and FWIW, it was charged to a card which I keep exclusively for online transactions.
MarJay wrote:
The fraud dept at my bank couldn't find any evidence to point to who might have done it

But they wouldn't tell you anyway; they never do. I'm sure that anything below a certain amount gets instantly written off anyway.

Many years ago somebody cleaned out my wife's current account - we knew exactly the individual who'd done it - she got reimbursed by the bank but neither they nor the police showed the slightest interest in pursuing the miscreant.
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PostPosted: 20:21 - 21 Mar 2017    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddyfruitbat wrote:

But they wouldn't tell you anyway; they never do. I'm sure that anything below a certain amount gets instantly written off anyway.


Lets just say someone got in a lot of trouble over more than it is.. Wink

Banks don't like losing money, and there is a way to get it back, it will be got back.
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PostPosted: 00:16 - 23 Mar 2017    Post subject: Re: 'BRITISH A' on bank statement. Eh? Reply with quote

Monkeywrencher wrote:
mpd72 wrote:


Cobblers. Never had all details on my card machine.


My terminal prints the full number and expiry date on my copy, asterisks on the customer copy.


What on earth is the point of hiding the card number from the card owner? Who designed this?
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PostPosted: 00:19 - 23 Mar 2017    Post subject: Re: 'BRITISH A' on bank statement. Eh? Reply with quote

Falco wrote:
What on earth is the point of hiding the card number from the card owner? Who designed this?


It's because many people don't dispose of their receipts or keep them for their records.
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PostPosted: 19:47 - 23 Mar 2017    Post subject: Re: 'BRITISH A' on bank statement. Eh? Reply with quote

Falco wrote:


What on earth is the point of hiding the card number from the card owner? Who designed this?


Because people drop them or throw them away without destroying them. Same as people request receipts at atms and don't take them Rolling Eyes
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