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'Should you let them take your credit card at a bar?' blog discussion
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I would never hand over my card like this.
If I remember correctly, On 'The Real Hustle' they didn't even take the card away, it was somehow swiped in front of your eyes inside an apron pocket. :eek:
Presumably with cash, as otherwise when they took the card away...they could take down the details just like at any other time !
(*)But surely you don't trust those, given that snoopers with a wifi laptop can grab your all card details out of the ether?!
But anyway, at the end of the day all good MoneySavers check their credit card statements rigorously don't they - and any fraudulent transactions should be refunded by the card issuer.
I remember seeing The Real Hustle and saw that the card was cloned by a skimmer under her apron, she dropped the card and skimmed the card as she stood up.
Most of the other scams are on videos on this link too, worth checking out.
Please note, answers don't constitute financial advice, it is based on generalised journalistic research. Always ensure any decision is made with regards to your own individual circumstance.
I agree - I have only been watching this since around christmas time but it has made me a bit more concious and aware of situations.
I have also noticed more scams that i have seen on the "Real Hustle" in the news or local media.
I'm probably totally behind the times having never lived in London and for the last few years having lived in rural Spain where they faint at the sight of a plastic card - but what's wrong with just paying cash??
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