Contactless bank cards

Clive D.W. Feather clive at
Tue Nov 16 20:26:20 GMT 2010

Roland Perry said:
> You can't just "invent" a transaction out of thin air (the way you used 
> to be able to with carbon paper receipts and the mechanical swipe 
> machines).

Apropos of nothing in particular, I was in Madeira a few weeks ago. On our
evening of arrival I used my credit card twice. The first time, for a few
tens of euros, the machine was chip-and-pin. The second time, for several
hundred euros, the seller used a paper multi-part form, placed it over my
card, and ran a pen over it several times to impress the details on to the
form. I haven't seen that in *years*.

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