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How do you sign your credit cards so that it won't smudge?

Old Jul 20, 15, 9:46 pm
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How do you sign your credit cards so that it won't smudge?

Are there pens that you would recommend? Thanks!
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Old Jul 20, 15, 9:49 pm
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I sign mine "ASK FOR ID."
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Old Jul 20, 15, 9:55 pm
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How do you sign your credit cards so that it won't smudge?

I don't sign mine and very seldom does anyone even look at the back of the card
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Old Jul 20, 15, 10:24 pm
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ultra fine tip sharpie and let it dry before putting it in my wallet

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Old Jul 20, 15, 10:41 pm
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Originally Posted by theshaun View Post
ultra fine tip sharpie and let it dry before putting it in my wallet

http://www.amazon.com/Sharpie-37001W...ne+tip+sharpie
Agree with this, sharpie pens are the best ones I have found
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Old Jul 20, 15, 10:47 pm
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Sharpie or ball point and let it dry. Drying before putting the card in a wallet is key.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by mike2200 View Post
I don't sign mine and very seldom does anyone even look at the back of the card
Because most credit card transactions in Europe are Chip/PIN I was amazed on a recent US visit at the cavalier attitude of merchants to card security. Taking my card and returning it with the transaction slip with no signature check is just asking for fraud.

I understand mike2200's point but I think you risk refusal of compensation for fraudulent use if the issuer discovers a card with no signature
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Old Jul 21, 15, 2:14 am
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Originally Posted by farci View Post
Because most credit card transactions in Europe are Chip/PIN I was amazed on a recent US visit at the cavalier attitude of merchants to card security. Taking my card and returning it with the transaction slip with no signature check is just asking for fraud.

I understand mike2200's point but I think you risk refusal of compensation for fraudulent use if the issuer discovers a card with no signature
Most people sign absolutely unreadable on the cards plus the discussed smudges makes the signature hard to read and even harder to compare/verify. Next, I find it quite hard to always sign the same way so I guess if you compare all my credit cards you would probably call me a fraud - add in the variance on the receipts... Not a convincing way to make sure the card holder is actually present.

The only thing which would make sense is to make an ID check like in many European countries if you don't have a PIN.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 2:20 am
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How do I sign it? Carefully, with a good-quality ballpoint pen, preferably with a thin nib, and I allow the signature to dry before handling the card. It seems to work OK.

The signature seems to be rarely looked at these days, especially with the advent of chip-and-pin and so on, so I have wondered what would happen if I signed "Mickey Mouse" or "Donald Duck" or even "Mary Poppins", but I haven't ever done that....
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Old Jul 21, 15, 2:54 am
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Originally Posted by farci View Post
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Originally Posted by mike2200


I don't sign mine and very seldom does anyone even look at the back of the card




Because most credit card transactions in Europe are Chip/PIN I was amazed on a recent US visit at the cavalier attitude of merchants to card security. Taking my card and returning it with the transaction slip with no signature check is just asking for fraud.

I understand mike2200's point but I think you risk refusal of compensation for fraudulent use if the issue discovers a card with no signature
Signing a card you risk loss/theft of a card with your signature on it. When I sign a receipt I scribble a signature have even just put an X with no question asked by the sales person
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Old Jul 21, 15, 12:52 pm
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Wow. Signing the back of a credit card. In cursive, I suppose. Only in America!
(Note: this is intended to be lighthearted, not a criticism of anyone/thing in particular. But even Africa has gone so far beyond this.)
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Old Jul 21, 15, 2:21 pm
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By the end of the year, we're supposed to be on the chip system. Even my bank debit card has one now. I imagine the days of signing cards are over.
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Old Jul 21, 15, 2:26 pm
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Old Jul 21, 15, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by DonCarpenter View Post
By the end of the year, we're supposed to be on the chip system. Even my bank debit card has one now. I imagine the days of signing cards are over.
Nope, most chip cards in the US will be chip and signature 😓. We'll still be behind the times
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Old Jul 21, 15, 3:17 pm
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Staedtler permanent fine point marker (the one used for slides before the advent of powerpoint).
Not that anyone ever look at the signature, as said above: In Europe its useless, in the US nobody cares neither...
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