FYOI, I got a new bank card with my Taiwanese bank account.(ICBC) It has a chip on it similar to the one on a telephone sim card. The new card enables the account holder to do purchases at participating stores like 7-11, Costco, Dollars, etc.
Here’s the scary thing: No pin number!? You just hand in the card and they give you a receit, that’s it…Lose your card and anyone can use it.
How retarded is that or am I missing something here? I saw it happen again today, someone paid for something at 7-11, the clerk swiped the card, no pin, no signature, nothing. :loco:
I complained about that at my branch. They made me sign a form and they disabled that option on my card. My card is now only working in atm machines and I need my pin(pins) to use it. Definetly safer that way.