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    • sunni
    • By sunni 13th Dec 07, 3:53 PM
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    How to remove my signature (pen marker) from plastic bank card?
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    • 13th Dec 07, 3:53 PM
    How to remove my signature (pen marker) from plastic bank card? 13th Dec 07 at 3:53 PM
    Hi there

    Oh I've done a silly thing, my partner and I had opened up a few accounts and I've accidently signed his card instead of mine

    Is there a way of removing my signature by permanent pen/marker at the back of the plastic bank card?

    sunni
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    • taxi97w
    • By taxi97w 13th Dec 07, 3:55 PM
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    Haven't tried it myself, but I'd give nail polish remover and a que tip a go.
    Last edited by taxi97w; 13-12-2007 at 4:27 PM.
    ...more dollars than sense.
    • annie-c
    • By annie-c 13th Dec 07, 4:05 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 4:05 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 4:05 PM
    No - it is designed so that this cannot easily be done (in order to help prevent fraud). I found this out when I accidentally washed mine in the washing machine and couldn't re-sign it.

    It is technically possible to sign over it if you get the right sort of pen, (and rarely does anyone actually check) but it looks dodgy and IMHO it would be best to get a replacement. If you report it to the bank as having been damaged (instead of lost or mis-signed) then they will usually leave your existing card active for you to use in cashpoints, until your replacement arrives.
    • Penelope Penguin
    • By Penelope Penguin 13th Dec 07, 4:29 PM
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    No - it is designed so that this cannot easily be done (in order to help prevent fraud). I found this out when I accidentally washed mine in the washing machine and couldn't re-sign it.
    Originally posted by annie-c
    I'd agree with that, and IMHO, this thread should be locked, as more replies might constitute an attempt at fraud

    Ring the bank and ask for a replacement.

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    • belfastgirl23
    • By belfastgirl23 13th Dec 07, 5:20 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 5:20 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 5:20 PM
    these days with chip and pin its unlikely anyone will even look at the sig!

    • lolarentt
    • By lolarentt 13th Dec 07, 5:28 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 5:28 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 5:28 PM
    Not worth the bother of trying surely - a quick phone call, tell them what happened, and you'll have a new one in a few days!
    • sunni
    • By sunni 13th Dec 07, 5:51 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 5:51 PM
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    Yes will just ring the bank and say what happened and get them to issue a new one.
    Last edited by sunni; 13-12-2007 at 5:53 PM. Reason: incorrect word
    • Nicki
    • By Nicki 13th Dec 07, 7:18 PM
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    • 13th Dec 07, 7:18 PM
    My mum did this years ago. When she tried to erase the signature, the strip came up with a message to say that it was voided, so they just had to order a new card anyway.

    I don't agree that they won't check the signature, having been caught out with this once when I tried to use my OH's bankcard with chip and pin (its a joint account) and was asked for a signature in the supermarket for the first time in years!
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