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Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'

CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

Re: Wake up call

you used to place your card in a mechanical machine rather than electronic, which made a reasonable clone of your card

Which, in some places, you still can. The retailers hate it becuase the credit card company then transfers any liability to them..

So, if you use a chip 'n pin card and it's dodgy, the credit card company still pays the vendor. If the vendor uses a swipe-machine on a dodgy card, the vendor doesn't get paid by the CC company.

Which is why most vendors don't do swipe-card any more.

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