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How Careless Can People Be

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How Careless Can People Be

I did some shopping at Tesco yesterday using their 'Scan as you Shop' system.

I arrived at the pay station and scanned the barcode for my purchases to be downloaded into the system.

I then took out my card to insert into the reader. I immediately turned to the assistant nearby and pointed to the card reader.

There was a Mastercard in the slot which the assistant removed.

This is by no means the first instance of its kind I have experienced.

People are told to protect their PIN.

Protecting their card would be a good start.

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Re: How Careless Can People Be

@Strat  Pity you were not close enough to get the pin   ! ! ! ! ! .. :shocked:

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At our local Post Office Counter people were always leaving their cards behind..... mostly older folks it has to be said.

Not helped by having a very narrow, front to back counter, and nowhere to put a shopping bag down.

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Honest as the day is long...that's me @shutter :angel:

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Does the checkout system print the receipt with the card in the reader? If so I would regard that as poor user interface design.

The Waitrose system only initiates printing once the card is removed.

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@wisty wrote:

Does the checkout system print the receipt with the card in the reader? If so I would regard that as poor user interface design.

 

I can't say as I've noticed one way or the other. I'm on auto-pilot.


 

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@wisty wrote:

Does the checkout system print the receipt with the card in the reader? If so I would regard that as poor user interface design.

The Waitrose system only initiates printing once the card is removed.


Tesco's does - don't ask how I know !

I too was on autopilot/distracted by the pretty assistant giving me back the bottle of booze after she had taken the security tag off!:rolleyes: