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Why do people do this?

Posted by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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At work when people come through my line and use their debit card, a lot of people use their hand to cover up the pin number they are putting in. They do this when there is no one behind them so I can only assume they think I want to see their pin number.

Do they not realize I see hundreds of people a day? Do they really think in the whole 5 seconds they have their card out I can memorize not only their card number, but their pin as well? 

First of all I can't even SEE the card number from where I stand. Second, if I could, I wouldn't know what to do with it. Third, if I DID know what to do with it, and I somehow managed to remember not only your card number but your PIN, and I used your card, I am 100% positive the bank will give u back your money and I will not only face criminal charges, I will lose my job. Yeah..not worth it.

People are funny I guess.

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mrs.pyle
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

its the economy, people are paranoid. oh well.

TygerLily62
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:07 PM

They don't know you. There are some effed up people out there, most people would rather not take the chance.

Rocker.Mom.07
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:09 PM

I saw a thing on the news where people would take pictures with their camera phones of the card somehow and watch them put in their pins... it was a bit ago so I don't remember much. Paranoia is a bitch.

carterscutie85
by *Shanny's Stalker* on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Yeah, but you would also have to know their debit card number right? Or am I missing something? lol I can know someone's pin all I want. Without their card number it's useless.

Quoting Rocker.Mom.07:

I saw a thing on the news where people would take pictures with their camera phones of the card somehow and watch them put in their pins... it was a bit ago so I don't remember much. Paranoia is a bitch.


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Shaylyn318
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:14 PM
I always cover my left side so the people in line behind me can't see what I am putting in. My Dh thinks it is silly. It is just habit for me.
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Rocker.Mom.07
by on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:57 PM

lol Yea they take a picture of the card for the card # then watch them put in their pin and do this with out them noticing. But most places ask for the 3-4 numbers on the back of the card now when ordering online...so I dunno if people still get away with that.

Quoting carterscutie85:

Yeah, but you would also have to know their debit card number right? Or am I missing something? lol I can know someone's pin all I want. Without their card number it's useless.

Quoting Rocker.Mom.07:

I saw a thing on the news where people would take pictures with their camera phones of the card somehow and watch them put in their pins... it was a bit ago so I don't remember much. Paranoia is a bitch.



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by Super Mom on Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:59 PM
I do it out of habit, like when hitting your brakes and putting your arm out to cover your passenger even when you don't have one.
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