Re: Way OT (credit fraud countermeasures)

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Kyle Phillips, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. Maverick

    Maverick Guest

    "Damsel in dis Dress" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Maverick" <[email protected]>, if that's their real name,
    > wrote:
    >
    >>Michael, Sorry this had to happen to you in the Great Shitty State of
    >>Nebraska, first of all. Secondly, I'd like to point out that I live in
    >>the
    >>western end of the state so that excludes me from the list of suspects.
    >>Not
    >>to mention the fact that I've only been in MO once and I swear to god I
    >>never left the airport and that was 3 years ago.

    >
    > I dunno. Methinks thou doth protest too much. Michael, I think you
    > ought
    > to track this guy down. ;)
    >
    > Carol


    Carol, If Michael requests it, I will provide him with all my vitals. Maybe
    he can sue me and take my wife and kids away from me. Please?!?!? ;->

    Bret



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  2. "Maverick" <[email protected]>, if that's their real name, wrote:

    >"Damsel in dis Dress" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> "Maverick" <[email protected]tmail.NOSPAM.com>, if that's their real name,
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Michael, Sorry this had to happen to you in the Great Shitty State of
    >>>Nebraska, first of all. Secondly, I'd like to point out that I live in
    >>>the western end of the state so that excludes me from the list of suspects.
    >>>Not to mention the fact that I've only been in MO once and I swear to god I
    >>>never left the airport and that was 3 years ago.

    >>
    >> I dunno. Methinks thou doth protest too much. Michael, I think you
    >> ought to track this guy down. ;)
    >>
    >> Carol

    >
    >Carol, If Michael requests it, I will provide him with all my vitals. Maybe
    >he can sue me and take my wife and kids away from me. Please?!?!? ;->


    ROFLMAO!

    Carol
    --
    "Years ago my mother used to say to me... She'd say,
    'In this world Elwood, you must be oh-so smart or oh-so pleasant.'
    Well, for years I was smart.... I recommend pleasant. You may quote me."

    *James Stewart* in the 1950 movie, _Harvey_
     
  3. On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 14:43:29 GMT, "Kyle Phillips"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >A Public Service Announcement


    <snip>

    Might I add that you are NOT required to give your SSN to anyone but
    lending institutions, mortgage brokers, stock brokers and the like.
    You are NOT required to give your SSN to your doctor, dentist or
    anyone else who has no direct legal need for such information. Doctors
    and dentists' offices, for instance, routinely ask for your SSN. They
    have no legal right to this information. I have only been turned away
    once (a radiology clinic) when I refused to give them my SSN and I
    reported them to the state commission that oversees such entities. Got
    a mondo letter of apolgoy from the radiology clinic a few months
    later. If you have any questions as to whether an entity is entitled
    to your SSN information, don't give it to them until you are better
    informed as to why they need/are entitled to it.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    AAC(F)BV66.0748.CA


    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "spaminator" with "cox"
     
  4. Deb

    Deb Guest

    The fact is that in most cases its just not worth the risk for a store to do
    that. I've owned a gift shop for over 15 years and can tell you that a clerk
    is not LEGALLY qualified to decide if a signature is real or not even if its
    pretty obvious. Most insurers will not allow a store to risk the lawsuit the
    store and the clerk would have if they were wrong. It is however perfectly
    fine to say "Check Photo ID" but a signature verification requires a
    handwriting specialist to be legally refused. We got credit cards all the
    time that had that written on the back next to the signature.

    On a CC the signature is supposed to be there to be compared BUT again we
    are told to run the card because its the card holders responsibility to
    report it and if they do, it will show as stolen when we run the card. The
    store and the clerk get a reward for a pick up. I've had my credit cards
    stolen. One of the first things I was asked was if I had signed the back - I
    was told if I hadn't they could not prosecute the thief for "theft of a
    forged instrument" and if they recovered my card and found it unsigned I was
    responsible for all the fraudulent charges.

    As a merchant we were told this past Christmas by VISA not to accept ANY
    unsigned cards and if the customers refused to sign the card to pick it up.
    I did not want to have a fist fight over a credit card so I put the sheet
    they sent me with the instructions and the VISA logo on it on my counter and
    told everyone not to even present a card they were not willing to sign it.

    Debra




    "Damsel in dis Dress" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Bob" <[email protected]_spammer.biz>, if that's their real name, wrote:
    >
    > >Problem is, most clerks DON'T compare the signature on the receipt to the
    > >signature on the card.

    >
    > I just ordered new checks, and they offered the opportunity to put my own
    > little message just above my signature. This is what will be on my

    checks:
    >
    > PLEASE COMPARE MY SIGNATURE WITH MY DRIVER'S LICENSE.
    >
    > We'll have to see if it helps any.
     
  5. In article <[email protected]>, "Bob"
    <[email protected]_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Barb wrote:
    >
    > > I sure do sign the card. I also acknowledge the clerk who compares the
    > > signature to the signed receipt. I'm also in the habit of shredding
    > > just about anything with my name on it, too.

    >
    > Problem is, most clerks DON'T compare the signature on the receipt to the
    > signature on the card


    And depending on my mood, I'll say, "Um, humor me and at least pretend
    to look at the signatures."
    --
    -Barb, <www.jamlady.eboard.com> Sweet Potato Follies added 2/24/05.
    "I read recipes the way I read science fiction: I get to the end and
    say,'Well, that's not going to happen.'" - Comedian Rita Rudner,
    performance at New York, New York, January 10, 2005.
     
  6. Default User

    Default User Guest

    Sandi wrote:
    > Default User wrote:


    > > Please start following usenet conventions and quote a reasonable
    > > portion of the post you are replying to


    >
    > I´ve posted here for several years and today I freaking forgot to

    use
    > the alternative show options method to reply. So shoot me. Are you so
    > perfect that you never make mistakes or errors?



    1. It's become a big problem with all the people starting to post from
    Groople. I try to post the instructions occasionally because many
    people using the service don't know HOW to quote.

    2. You didn't "forget" once, it was at least a half-dozen times. Had it
    been a one-time thing, I wouldn't have mentioned it. It was a pattern
    with you.

    3. We all make mistakes. I haven't forgotten to quote when posting from
    Google. Make of that what you will.



    Brian
     
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