Card details over the phone

Is it safe to give your card details over the phone? It is a small business and l would be paying for a service, i.e. paying a laundrette. Thank you.


  • MorningcoffeeIV
    MorningcoffeeIV Posts: 1,906
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    edited 11 December 2022 at 11:40AM
    As with all methods of giving card details, it's safe if you trust the recipient.
  • MalMonroe
    MalMonroe Posts: 5,783
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    YES. At least I hope so because it's something I do quite a bit.

    There's a laundrette service I use during the autumn/winter months and they collect, wash and dry and then deliver my laundry - mostly towels and bedding, in these days of my not being able to wash/dry things to my satisfaction.

    I pay by card by phone. They are running a business and can't afford (pun intended) to carry out fraud.

    I've been doing that for about three years now and so far - no problems. Nor with any other business I've paid by card, either debit or credit.

    Hope that's helpful.   :)
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  • diystarter7
    diystarter7 Posts: 5,202
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    We do it all of the time, ie cc but it is always someone we have contacted first.
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