Card transactions by proxy

David Biggins David_Biggins at
Mon Apr 4 11:00:16 BST 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ukcrypto-bounces at [mailto:ukcrypto-
> bounces at] On Behalf Of Peter Tomlinson
> Sent: 03 April 2011 7:30 AM
> To: UK Cryptography Policy Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: Card transactions by proxy
> On 02/04/2011 20:58, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > It is my understanding that a very similar thing happens when you do
> > some business transaction over the phone (like booking a hotel).
> > call center agent typically enters your credit card details into a
> > application on your behalf.
> But surely that is a 'cardholder not present' transaction - and they
must not
> ask you for the 3 digit CVV number off the back of the card.

Strange - almost every PNP transaction I've ever made has demanded the

At the end of the day, the decision usually comes down to how badly you
want the Pizza.


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