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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Fun With Credit Card Signatures

This has been around for a while, but I think that these attempts at credit card signature humor are absolutely hilarious.  See here and here.   This is what the person attempted:

Credit card signatures are a useless mechanism designed to make you feel safe, like airport security checks. So my question was, how crazy would I have to make my signature before someone would actually notice?

The answer -- there was virtually no limit to how crazy the signatures could get . . . until finally the person went too far.   To find out what it took to move from signing across the line to crossing the line, check out the links. I've included a few pictures from the experiment. 

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Posted by Daniel Solove on July 14, 2005 at 01:44 AM in Daniel Solove, Information and Technology | Permalink

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My comment is around people who do not sign their backs of credit cards they own.

This is stupid not to sign these cards. Our policy where I work is, if, the card is not signed we do not have to accept them. The only way I will accept a credit card, if, its not signed is proof of identification (picture drivers license).

Are people aware of "CREDIT FRAUD"? Do you know how many people that do not sign their cards? I know of at least five per night where I work.

If the credit cards are not sign and the person (cashier) doesn't look at the back, the cards could be stole and in my opinion both the user, plus, the cashier are at fault.

Posted by: Wendy Hier | Mar 10, 2007 1:46:22 AM

You are correct; those links are absolutely hilarious.

I have nothing else to add.

Posted by: Plainsman | Jul 15, 2005 12:55:38 PM

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