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« Reply #27135 on: August 01, 2017, 06:34:58 AM »
Ok, there's a triple threat wrestling match this morning: Indocern vs. JamesR vs. beebert

Who you got? I'm gonna say beebert wins because he's an ironman, and indocern and JamesR are gonna knock each other out, either that or outside interference from someone costs those two their chance at the victory
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« Reply #27136 on: August 01, 2017, 09:09:57 AM »
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« Reply #27137 on: August 01, 2017, 11:39:48 AM »
:D

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« Reply #27138 on: August 01, 2017, 12:45:19 PM »
Ok, there's a triple threat wrestling match this morning: Indocern vs. JamesR vs. beebert

Who you got? I'm gonna say beebert wins because he's an ironman, and indocern and JamesR are gonna knock each other out, either that or outside interference from someone costs those two their chance at the victory

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« Reply #27139 on: August 01, 2017, 02:40:50 PM »
What would one do if say you forget your card at a restaurant then you return after an hour only to find out they accidentally gave the card away to some other person. Other than canceling the card obviously. 
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« Reply #27140 on: August 01, 2017, 02:50:04 PM »
What would one do if say you forget your card at a restaurant then you return after an hour only to find out they accidentally gave the card away to some other person. Other than canceling the card obviously.

Make sure nobody has made any charges on the card after you left it at the restaurant, if they did you can file fraud claims with your bank. You wont be responsible for any fraudulent charges.

But yes you should close the card and report it as lost to your bank. They will issue a new one with a new number. Ask them to expedite the card to you as well and you should get it in 2 days rather than a week later.

There's nothing else you can do.
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« Reply #27141 on: August 02, 2017, 04:05:59 AM »
I joined a local organic food cooperative a while ago. The organic part is bit of humbug but it feels nice to know first time in my life where does my food come from. Now  if someone just cooked me some moonshine I would have everything I need for life.
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« Reply #27142 on: August 02, 2017, 10:32:52 PM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.
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« Reply #27143 on: August 02, 2017, 10:38:13 PM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.
You mean the 4 digit PIN number? You have one of those chip cards? Chip card readers haven't been adopted everywhere yet, but I'm surprised they let you swipe instead of using the chip slot, if you do have a chip card.

And yeah stolen cards is pretty common. I just had to get a new card issued as someone made a counterfeit card with my old card number and tried to use it at a Walmart. My bank declined it and I got a call from the fraud department to verify purchases.
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« Reply #27144 on: August 02, 2017, 10:39:03 PM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.

The staff is supposed to compare your signature with the signature on the back of the card. Credit card and identity theft are huge, huge problems here. If we don't demand stricter security, it's just that we Americans are used to taking whatever abuse is handed to us by our betters.
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« Reply #27145 on: August 02, 2017, 10:46:57 PM »
Mine does have a chip, and I did sign once, but there's no signature on my credit card anyway. Funny thing, Americans (or at least people in NYC) seem to adhere to so many formalities to ensure everything's OK.
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« Reply #27146 on: August 02, 2017, 10:53:22 PM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.

The staff is supposed to compare your signature with the signature on the back of the card. Credit card and identity theft are huge, huge problems here. If we don't demand stricter security, it's just that we Americans are used to taking whatever abuse is handed to us by our betters.
Not they aren't and they can't ask for ID either.
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« Reply #27147 on: August 02, 2017, 10:54:57 PM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.

The staff is supposed to compare your signature with the signature on the back of the card. Credit card and identity theft are huge, huge problems here. If we don't demand stricter security, it's just that we Americans are used to taking whatever abuse is handed to us by our betters.
Not they aren't and they can't ask for ID either.

What are you talking about? Cashiers do both those things all the time. Just not lazy cashiers. But, seriously, what's your problem?
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« Reply #27148 on: August 02, 2017, 10:55:26 PM »
Mine does have a chip, and I did sign once, but there's no signature on my credit card anyway. Funny thing, Americans (or at least people in NYC) seem to adhere to so many formalities to ensure everything's OK.
If I recall, you are only asked for a signature depending on the amount and merchant. The local gyro place near me always asks for my signature even if I spent 6 bucks there. Other larger chains, there's no fussing with a signature.
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« Reply #27149 on: August 02, 2017, 10:56:34 PM »
Despite regular use, I've only been asked for ID once in the last few years... it was at a Salvation Army (seriously)  :laugh:
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« Reply #27150 on: August 02, 2017, 10:57:13 PM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.

The staff is supposed to compare your signature with the signature on the back of the card. Credit card and identity theft are huge, huge problems here. If we don't demand stricter security, it's just that we Americans are used to taking whatever abuse is handed to us by our betters.
Not they aren't and they can't ask for ID either.

What are you talking about? Cashiers do both those things all the time. Just not lazy cashiers. But, seriously, what's your problem?
They aren't supposed to, it's against card regulations. Even merchants who don't accept cards under a certain dollar amount can't do that either. They have to accept cards regardless of the amount.

No problem, just correcting some misconceptions as I have experience in the payment card industry.
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« Reply #27151 on: August 02, 2017, 11:29:58 PM »
Whole Foods asked my father (who's 51 years old) for his ID because he wanted to buy a drink with 0.5% alcohol lol
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« Reply #27152 on: August 03, 2017, 12:53:22 AM »
I was really shocked that no one asked me for the credit card password in the US, I guess Americans don't deal with stolen cards as often.

The staff is supposed to compare your signature with the signature on the back of the card. Credit card and identity theft are huge, huge problems here. If we don't demand stricter security, it's just that we Americans are used to taking whatever abuse is handed to us by our betters.
Not they aren't and they can't ask for ID either.

What are you talking about? Cashiers do both those things all the time. Just not lazy cashiers. But, seriously, what's your problem?
They aren't supposed to, it's against card regulations. Even merchants who don't accept cards under a certain dollar amount can't do that either. They have to accept cards regardless of the amount.

No problem, just correcting some misconceptions as I have experience in the payment card industry.

You're either completely misunderstanding, or completely wrong. Making sure a card being used to pay is not stolen is a very important merchant responsibility. Cashiers check the back for the signature routinely. They're trained to lay the card down signature up rather than just hand it back.
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« Reply #27153 on: August 03, 2017, 07:28:17 AM »
LOL if you think a cashier is going to do a serious signature examination. You can put whatever scribble on the back of your card, it doesnt matter. No merchant is going to know if the physical card is stolen unless the card terminal presents a message saying a "pickup card" or something. That means the issuing bank already put a block on the card preventing authroizations to occur. The introduction of chip cards in America is actually to shift fraud liability back to issuing banks if the merchant is compliant in how they process chip transactions.

Most places these days you dont even present a card to a cashier, but swipe or insert a card at the terminal in front of you.
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« Reply #27154 on: August 03, 2017, 06:41:43 PM »
^ That's what I said before.

What he is saying is that merchants are not permitted to conduct card security measures. ::)
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« Reply #27155 on: August 03, 2017, 06:59:38 PM »
But he's talking about chip card or debit PIN. Nothing to do with a signature.
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« Reply #27156 on: August 03, 2017, 07:31:22 PM »
Nope. Rapha was talking about when he doesn't use a PIN.
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« Reply #27157 on: August 03, 2017, 07:31:45 PM »
Where are people getting their Choir of Ormylia CDs? I can't pin down an online source.
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« Reply #27158 on: August 03, 2017, 08:02:58 PM »
You're either completely misunderstanding, or completely wrong. Making sure a card being used to pay is not stolen is a very important merchant responsibility. Cashiers check the back for the signature routinely. They're trained to lay the card down signature up rather than just hand it back.

Cashiers rarely touch my (unsigned) card(s)--maybe 2% of the time.  No one has ever IDed me in order to pay for anything with plastic.  Maybe it's a southern thing.   ???

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« Reply #27159 on: August 03, 2017, 08:10:39 PM »
You're either completely misunderstanding, or completely wrong. Making sure a card being used to pay is not stolen is a very important merchant responsibility. Cashiers check the back for the signature routinely. They're trained to lay the card down signature up rather than just hand it back.

Cashiers rarely touch my (unsigned) card(s)--maybe 2% of the time.  No one has ever IDed me in order to pay for anything with plastic.  Maybe it's a southern thing.   ???

Try shopping more at Brooks Brothers.
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« Reply #27160 on: August 03, 2017, 08:16:36 PM »
What would one do if say you forget your card at a restaurant then you return after an hour only to find out they accidentally gave the card away to some other person. Other than canceling the card obviously.

check the transactions, and get a new card.  You can get a cash card at your bank while you wait if you don't have one already

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« Reply #27161 on: August 03, 2017, 08:37:08 PM »
What would one do if say you forget your card at a restaurant then you return after an hour only to find out they accidentally gave the card away to some other person. Other than canceling the card obviously.

check the transactions, and get a new card.  You can get a cash card at your bank while you wait if you don't have one already
thanks! Yeah I cancelled it. Was more interested as to how to proceed with those incompetent people at the Hopleaf.  But I let it go. I don't wait that waitress to lose her job.
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« Reply #27162 on: August 03, 2017, 08:44:29 PM »
What would one do if say you forget your card at a restaurant then you return after an hour only to find out they accidentally gave the card away to some other person. Other than canceling the card obviously.

check the transactions, and get a new card.  You can get a cash card at your bank while you wait if you don't have one already
thanks! Yeah I cancelled it. Was more interested as to how to proceed with those incompetent people at the Hopleaf.  But I let it go. I don't wait that waitress to lose her job.

From how it sounds it was most likely  an honest mistake...I wouldn't really ream into the server unless she was grossly incompetent and a horrible person at the same time, or if it really royally screwed you over somehow, so I think you did the right thing. The hopleaf is a fun little place though. good food and beer
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« Reply #27163 on: August 03, 2017, 08:52:19 PM »
thanks! Yeah I cancelled it. Was more interested as to how to proceed with those incompetent people at the Hopleaf.  But I let it go. I don't wait that waitress to lose her job.
LOL I didn't know that's what you wanted. There's lots of ways that could be handled...
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« Reply #27164 on: August 03, 2017, 09:42:50 PM »
You're either completely misunderstanding, or completely wrong. Making sure a card being used to pay is not stolen is a very important merchant responsibility. Cashiers check the back for the signature routinely. They're trained to lay the card down signature up rather than just hand it back.

Cashiers rarely touch my (unsigned) card(s)--maybe 2% of the time.  No one has ever IDed me in order to pay for anything with plastic.  Maybe it's a southern thing.   ???

Try shopping more at Brooks Brothers.

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« Reply #27165 on: August 04, 2017, 12:31:25 AM »
The only time cashiers might ask for ID is if they look at the back of my cards.  I don't put my signature on them.  Even if they see that it isn't signed, usually they don't even ask.

My wife wrote "Check ID" on her cards...it's even rarer that she's asked to show ID.
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« Reply #27166 on: August 04, 2017, 07:55:16 AM »
I don't even remember the last time someone asked me for my ID when using a credit card. I don't even have one of those chip things. It's the old slide card. I suppose the bubble-gum chewing teenagers manning the cash registers aren't too concerned about the ramifications of credit card fraud and its implications on the financial industry.  :P
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« Reply #27167 on: August 04, 2017, 08:01:02 PM »
thanks! Yeah I cancelled it. Was more interested as to how to proceed with those incompetent people at the Hopleaf.  But I let it go. I don't wait that waitress to lose her job.
LOL I didn't know that's what you wanted. There's lots of ways that could be handled...

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« Reply #27168 on: August 04, 2017, 08:09:35 PM »
thanks! Yeah I cancelled it. Was more interested as to how to proceed with those incompetent people at the Hopleaf.  But I let it go. I don't wait that waitress to lose her job.
LOL I didn't know that's what you wanted. There's lots of ways that could be handled...

Throw the Italian American Accent on this, and this becomes a very interesting comment

From my observation of Romanian men, they don't need Italian mob backup.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27169 on: August 04, 2017, 08:11:00 PM »
thanks! Yeah I cancelled it. Was more interested as to how to proceed with those incompetent people at the Hopleaf.  But I let it go. I don't wait that waitress to lose her job.
LOL I didn't know that's what you wanted. There's lots of ways that could be handled...

Throw the Italian American Accent on this, and this becomes a very interesting comment

From my observation of Romanian men, they don't need Italian mob backup.

From my experience, no, they don't. 
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« Reply #27170 on: August 04, 2017, 11:28:39 PM »
I don't even remember the last time someone asked me for my ID when using a credit card. I don't even have one of those chip things. It's the old slide card. I suppose the bubble-gum chewing teenagers manning the cash registers aren't too concerned about the ramifications of credit card fraud and its implications on the financial industry.  :P

Speaking of, guess who just had their card number stolen??   8)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27171 on: August 05, 2017, 12:28:07 PM »
Dumb question, but I don't have to wear my baptismal cross right? I have a cheap military Orthodox chain I'd rather wear or a gold necklace with a crucifix my mother gave me. I was just going to leave my baptismal cross at my "work-in-progress" prayer corner.
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« Reply #27172 on: August 05, 2017, 04:11:31 PM »
I don't even remember the last time someone asked me for my ID when using a credit card. I don't even have one of those chip things. It's the old slide card. I suppose the bubble-gum chewing teenagers manning the cash registers aren't too concerned about the ramifications of credit card fraud and its implications on the financial industry.  :P

Speaking of, guess who just had their card number stolen??   8)

Oh no!!
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27173 on: August 05, 2017, 08:10:27 PM »
I don't even remember the last time someone asked me for my ID when using a credit card. I don't even have one of those chip things. It's the old slide card. I suppose the bubble-gum chewing teenagers manning the cash registers aren't too concerned about the ramifications of credit card fraud and its implications on the financial industry.  :P

Speaking of, guess who just had their card number stolen??   8)

Oh no!!

It's not super convenient, I'll say that!  They tried to wipe out our checking account.  But our bank seems pretty easy to work with, and there have been worse times to be hit with something like that.  I'll count my blessings and be more careful in the future.  :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27174 on: August 05, 2017, 10:10:04 PM »
Dumb question, but I don't have to wear my baptismal cross right? I have a cheap military Orthodox chain I'd rather wear or a gold necklace with a crucifix my mother gave me. I was just going to leave my baptismal cross at my "work-in-progress" prayer corner.

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #27175 on: August 06, 2017, 08:04:53 PM »
I'm really very glad right now, turns out my internship put me as staff on an international conference with some of the greatest scholars of private international law in the world, so I saw some great lectures and made awesome connections! Not bragging, it was no rocket science, just luck, and although this internship is easy and voluntary, I knew from the beginning I should be excited for it. Glory be to God!

Now I should delete the weirdest stuff from my Facebook page so I can add them all. I think I'll stop posting there, I have 2000+ friends and they really can't behave... since I added my boss I had to delete, for instance, racist jokes from a fake profile or suggestions that I should bomb public buildings.
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« Reply #27176 on: August 06, 2017, 08:12:43 PM »
^ Ah youth.
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« Reply #27177 on: August 06, 2017, 09:42:46 PM »
I'm really very glad right now, turns out my internship put me as staff on an international conference with some of the greatest scholars of private international law in the world, so I saw some great lectures and made awesome connections! Not bragging, it was no rocket science, just luck, and although this internship is easy and voluntary, I knew from the beginning I should be excited for it. Glory be to God!

Now I should delete the weirdest stuff from my Facebook page so I can add them all. I think I'll stop posting there, I have 2000+ friends and they really can't behave... since I added my boss I had to delete, for instance, racist jokes from a fake profile or suggestions that I should bomb public buildings.

This both boggles and blows my mind.  I can't imagine...

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« Reply #27178 on: August 06, 2017, 10:18:44 PM »
I go to an old calendar parish, but I like to double dip when I can for major feasts and visit new calendar churches. I happened to be traveling this weekend and there was a parish of the Bulgarian diocese of the OCA on my route so I stopped there for liturgy this am.  I thought I have a crack and getting some fruit blessed early, so I made a detour to pick up some apples. The didn't do the blessing of the firstfruits though, is that strange? I thought everybody in the Northern Hemisphere blessed fruits for Transfiguration.

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« Reply #27179 on: August 07, 2017, 12:02:55 AM »
This both boggles and blows my mind.  I can't imagine...
too much pointless internet surfing after 7 years on Facebook. :-\
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