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01-31-2013 03:38 PM
I searched on here and found one thread, however, I've also read contradicting answers else where, so I thought I might as well ask.
Am I supposed to sign the back of my AMEX BCE card?
There is a faint white box, but is has my account number on it and is very small (not really enough room to sign it). I assume this is an intended feature, and AMEX doesn't require a signature? I also see unlike my other cards, my BCE doesn't have the usual "not valid unless signed" wording, so I guess that's convincing evidence as well.
01-31-2013 03:39 PM
I have the BCP and i didn't sign it !!
01-31-2013 04:03 PM
its usually the merchants that really care if you sign it. I have never been asked to see the sig here in the states but I was hassled in France about my signature not being on my card.
01-31-2013 05:32 PM
I did not sign mine either for the same reasons. Never had anyone give me problems.
01-31-2013 05:43 PM
01-31-2013 09:29 PM
I don't sign my cards at all. I was at apple yesterday they asked me for ID because I didn't sign it. I find it useless to sign a card since 99.999% of the time it never leaves my hand or they never check it.
Apparently VISA merchant agreements don't allow shops to 'require' to see ID. I've never tried refusing though and arguing with them re. their merchant agreement.
01-31-2013 09:40 PM
CCC state you must sign the card or the member agreement is void, but most people over look this and dont sign it.
01-31-2013 09:41 PM
I do not sign them as it can assist in identity theft. Also, don't put your SSN on your DL's.
02-01-2013 12:35 AM
I'm not sure if the AMEX BCE is intended to be signed. The grey box on the back is way too small, especially with the numbers in the way. Mine's blank. I've seen some people sign it though...only the top half of their signature shows up XD
02-01-2013 12:42 AM
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