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    13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

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    Re: 13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

    Heard of a lot of these, but it's completely sad these people do this actively. It's absolutely ridiculous. This, people creating malicious viruses just to **** with people, etc. So dumb.



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    Re: 13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

    The other thing I like about Europe is the table-side credit card swipe. The waitstaff has portable card swipers, so when you want to pay you hand them the card, they swipe it in front of you and hand it right back. Never out of your sight, never in their hands for more than 10 seconds. Why the heck can't we do that in the states? I know several people who have had their numbers stolen from resteraunts like Applebee's.


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    Re: 13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    The other thing I like about Europe is the table-side credit card swipe. The waitstaff has portable card swipers, so when you want to pay you hand them the card, they swipe it in front of you and hand it right back. Never out of your sight, never in their hands for more than 10 seconds. Why the heck can't we do that in the states? I know several people who have had their numbers stolen from resteraunts like Applebee's.
    cuz it requires higher costs and there are card skimmers small enough to fit in those. If they are goign to steal your credit, they are going to, no matter how much preventative measures you put in



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    Re: 13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    The other thing I like about Europe is the table-side credit card swipe. The waitstaff has portable card swipers, so when you want to pay you hand them the card, they swipe it in front of you and hand it right back. Never out of your sight, never in their hands for more than 10 seconds. Why the heck can't we do that in the states? I know several people who have had their numbers stolen from resteraunts like Applebee's.
    Years ago at the Olive Garden in West Des Moines, some of the wait staff were running the cards over to Valley West Mall across the street and making purchases, while they were supposedly just ringing up your meal. They apparently would run your credit card out to someone waiting in their car, who would meet another accomplice who was ready to check out at Von Maur, and then run the card right back to the restaurant. They were efficient enough that they got away with this quite a bit before they got caught.



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    Re: 13 Things An Identity Thief Won't Tell You

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc936 View Post
    cuz it requires higher costs and there are card skimmers small enough to fit in those. If they are goign to steal your credit, they are going to, no matter how much preventative measures you put in
    I don't think they are trying to stop the professional credit card thief moonlighting as a waiter at the local Cheesecake Factory. It's just reducing the opportunity for somebody to simply write down your card number and use it later.



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