[internetworkers] VISA ATM card fraud -- Do merchants save PINs?
Kristen James Eberlein
kristeneberlein at mindspring.com
Mon Mar 6 22:58:09 EST 2006
From one of the links at http://tinyurl.com/k6w86:
"Hines, like several other locals who got the same news over the last
several days, was the victim of a foreign fraud ring that reportedly
hacked into a national retailer's database and acquired checking and
debit card numbers, *as well as* the corresponding PIN numbers.
"The thing that bothers me is, they had the PIN number for the card,"
Hines said. "It means the merchant is saving your PIN number when you do
a transaction with them."
Does anyone know how common saving the PINs is?
More information about how frequently this is happening locally... The
SECU officer told me that she had been primarily dealing with customers
in this predicament for several days, and that the SECU fraud center had
discovered 25 new such cases this morning.
B Holroyd wrote:
> *for some recent news stories about VISA cardholder problems:*
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