Credit Card Security Hint

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  • Watch out for 'pay at the pump' petrol stations. The receipts issued by them often don't blank out any digits, either.
  • Sooler
    Sooler Posts: 3,108 Forumite
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    Any retailer printing the full card number should be named and shamed >:(
  • As far as I'm aware, the terminals' default setting is to have the full card number. All it would take is for the retailer to read their terminal's instruction manual, or contact their helpline to ensure that only the last 4 digits are visible on receipts.

    If you are unhappy with a retailer who displays your full number, then you could always request that they change their terminal settings.

    Beyond that, I would definitely recommend everyone takes their receipts home with them. Shredders are available in Argos for about £20
  • mrtickle
    mrtickle Posts: 187 Forumite
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    As far as I'm aware, the terminals' default setting is to have the full card number. All it would take is for the retailer to read their terminal's instruction manual, or contact their helpline to ensure that only the last 4 digits are visible on receipts.

    In that case whoever designed the terminal should be shot. The default should be to hide the full number, it's security programming 101 :( . Relying on the frontline staff to make those configuration changes is wishful thinking, with the results that we have mentioned in this thread.
  • divvy_2
    divvy_2 Posts: 5 Forumite
    Morrisons have a hand shredder (for paper, not hands) at £2.99. Only had it a few days but seems OK. Max 2 sheets, but I only shred the relevant bits: credit card slips, top of c.c. bill, etc. And in winter it all goes on the fire anyway.
    They also have an electric model at £9.99. Too expensive for me, as retirement looms and must rein in spending ready for unwaged status.
    Great site, but what's it doing to my electricity bill? ;D
    something missing
  • trafalgar_2
    trafalgar_2 Posts: 22,309 Forumite
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    "Great site, but what's it doing to my electricity bill?"

    Good point, my electric bill has shot up ;D ;D

    I can't keep away from here ::)
  • Juicy_Tube
    Juicy_Tube Posts: 619 Forumite
    Hmmm.  The above got me thinking - next weeks tip - i may do a great shredder hunt.  (supermarkets are very cheap)

    Yes please, was going to go out & buy one this weekend, but think I'll wait now for reccommendations!
    It's great in here! :)
  • bench_2
    bench_2 Posts: 9 Forumite
    Lidl put full digits on the Debit card voucher, have contacted customer service and claim that they cannot hide the full digits.
    So demand receipts, as mine was thrown into their waste bin yesterday. :'(:'(
    Waddle you do eh?
  • Juicy_Tube
    Juicy_Tube Posts: 619 Forumite
    How many times do we hand over cards in restaurants as well...
    It's great in here! :)
  • Galstonian
    Galstonian Posts: 1,292 Forumite
    Not often enough but we have a babysitter for tomorrow.

    Yippee!
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