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There was an article in the Denver paper about credit cards that are stolen are used at places where you check yourself out. Gas stations, grocery stores and some Home Depots have self checkouts, so it's easy for someone with a stolen credit card to zip it through the reader and leave without anyone checking signatures or ID. In Great Britian, CC theft is such a big problem that they are now making security PINs mandatory (by 2005 I believe it said). What a simple idea, request pins for all CC transactions, and have customers punch in their code on a key pad befor the CC transaction will go through. Wouldn't that cut down theft significantly? Unless you write your PIN on the card or something, any found CC would be useless without knowing the PIN.
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