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Comment: Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 402

by nitehawk214 (#47562061) Attached to: A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

it is up to the cashier to hold the card, read the number and call it themselves

It is up to the cashier to call THEIR OWN BANK.
They are not supposed to call the number on the back of the customers card -- for reasons that should be pretty bleeding obvious.

What good would that do? Their bank doesn't know if the customer's credit card is valid.

Comment: Re:Not me... (Score 1) 753

by nitehawk214 (#47448637) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

Of course, cash isn't insured... once it is stolen, it is stolen. However, there are risks with all decisions.

I'd rather like my purse taken away from me than my eye cut out because it gave biometric access to my account.

Right, because that is likely to happen...

Lets keep our arguments against this to reasonable ones, as not to give people reason to actually try to implement this insanity.

Comment: Re:Cashless can't happen, here is why ... (Score 2) 753

by nitehawk214 (#47448413) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

None of those are point of sale, and none of those show up in this study. On the flip side, very large transactions are not point of sale either, such as houses, cars, etc.

Which means that the percentage of actual transactions performed by card is much lower than they are leading us to believe. The article is using statics to mislead people, and drive clicks by working people into a frenzy.

Cash is not going anywhere anytime soon, folks. Calm down.

Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lampposts -- for support rather than illumination.