cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers

Auto Loans for ANY Credit Situation. Immediate Response.
Advertiser disclosure
Moderator

Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers

Instead of developing an intricate electronic card skimmer, or pulling off an elaborate online scam, a cashier in Japan used the most undetectable tool imaginable to steal the credit card info of over 1,300 customers: his immaculate and instant photographic memory.

 

https://gizmodo.com/japanese-clerk-allegedly-stole-over-1-300-credit-cards-1837978649

 

Message 1 of 17
16 REPLIES 16
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers

This makes RFID cards even more attractive.


















Your FICO credit scores are not just numbers, it’s a skill.

Message 2 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers

How would RFID apply to someone who has eidetic memory? lol

 

Now, if they stopped printing the numbers on the actual card. 

Message 3 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers


@Janus wrote:

How would RFID apply to someone who has eidetic memory? lol

 

Now, if they stopped printing the numbers on the actual card. 


Using the RFID terminal, you keep the back, with all of your identifying information on it, away from prying eyes. When I tap an RFID terminal with my AmEx card, all the cashier sees is that I am using an AmEx card when it is face up. My name, account number, expiration date, and security code are on the back, out of view. The tap is quick, and the card is back in my wallet. 


















Your FICO credit scores are not just numbers, it’s a skill.

Message 4 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers

I hate handing my card over at a drive through or restaurant.

But the numbers need to be on there cause we still need to enter for online purchases, or to read it back in order to get through to csr at certain ccc's. (staples and lowe's comes to mind)

We had a lot of weird transactions go through recently and Discover fraud team told me they could tell when we swiped or used the chip versus being manually entered.  If it weren't for the text notifications coming in, the manually entered charges would have gone through twice though, well they did actually but it identified the ones that needed to be looked into closer.

 

Because of handing over my card(s) to strangers at times, I've used a skinny strip of medical tape and a black sharpy line over the tape and placed over the numbers on my debit and a couple of the cc's.  If they've questioned it I just tell them that it's there for my protection and card security.  It doesn't or hasn't yet interferred with swiping.  The tape hasn't caused a problem with the chip reader but maybe once or twice and then it may have been the reader's problem and not from the tape.  But if I do pull it off I just replace it.  Cheap, doesn't leave a residue,  and you can tell if it's been pulled up.  So far; so good.

Kinda cool having photographic memory though; too bad he used it that way....I would have hit the casino'sSmiley Very Happy  Naw, just joking but an occassional poker game would be funSmiley Tongue


"My Take Home Pay Don't Take Me Home"
Synovus75k/CapOne11k/Disco9k/GoodSamsVS5k/Synch45.6k/HomeDepot10k/Amex10k
Inquiries: 9EXP, 4TU, 5EQ (most fall off by Nov 2021)

Rebuild Oct. 2018: Exp 579 (baby steps: Oct-Disco $200 secured/Nov-CapOne credit steps $500, Dec-Comenity HSN $2k)(mid Nov- 1 collection, 3 CO's pulled into the Worm Hole, rest in pieces! )

Current Scores: EXP714, TU737, EQ735
Message 5 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers


@LauraC wrote:

I hate handing my card over at a drive through or restaurant.


I am surprised that fast food drive-thrus haven't installed an RFID reader at the window. It would speed up the drive-thru if you could tap the reader while waiting for your food. 


@LauraC wrote:

Because of handing over my card(s) to strangers at times, I've used a skinny strip of medical tape and a black sharpy line over the tape and placed over the numbers on my debit and a couple of the cc's.  If they've questioned it I just tell them that it's there for my protection and card security.  It doesn't or hasn't yet interferred with swiping.  The tape hasn't caused a problem with the chip reader but maybe once or twice and then it may have been the reader's problem and not from the tape.  But if I do pull it off I just replace it.  Cheap, doesn't leave a residue,  and you can tell if it's been pulled up.  So far; so good.


Yeah, I hate handing my card to someone and them leaving out of my site. Excellent suggestion. One that I will implement today!


















Your FICO credit scores are not just numbers, it’s a skill.

Message 6 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers


@Medic981 


Get the white kind, has little ridges, not smooth.  I think it's called sugical tape.  The white paper tape may work too though.


"My Take Home Pay Don't Take Me Home"
Synovus75k/CapOne11k/Disco9k/GoodSamsVS5k/Synch45.6k/HomeDepot10k/Amex10k
Inquiries: 9EXP, 4TU, 5EQ (most fall off by Nov 2021)

Rebuild Oct. 2018: Exp 579 (baby steps: Oct-Disco $200 secured/Nov-CapOne credit steps $500, Dec-Comenity HSN $2k)(mid Nov- 1 collection, 3 CO's pulled into the Worm Hole, rest in pieces! )

Current Scores: EXP714, TU737, EQ735
Message 7 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers


@LauraC wrote:

@Medic981 


Get the white kind, has little ridges, not smooth.  I think it's called sugical tape.  The white paper tape may work too though.


What you are describing is called "silk tape".


















Your FICO credit scores are not just numbers, it’s a skill.

Message 8 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers

I guess, can't remember I just look for the one that looks like shiny white clothe.  I'll have to pay attention next time I get it.  I buy from our pharmacy, but it's been a long time....goes a long way.  It's what we used to use to tape down iv's and such back in the day.


"My Take Home Pay Don't Take Me Home"
Synovus75k/CapOne11k/Disco9k/GoodSamsVS5k/Synch45.6k/HomeDepot10k/Amex10k
Inquiries: 9EXP, 4TU, 5EQ (most fall off by Nov 2021)

Rebuild Oct. 2018: Exp 579 (baby steps: Oct-Disco $200 secured/Nov-CapOne credit steps $500, Dec-Comenity HSN $2k)(mid Nov- 1 collection, 3 CO's pulled into the Worm Hole, rest in pieces! )

Current Scores: EXP714, TU737, EQ735
Message 9 of 17
Valued Contributor

Re: Japanese Clerk Allegedly Stole Over 1,300 Credit Cards By Instantly Memorizing All the Numbers


@Janus wrote:

 

Now, if they stopped printing the numbers on the actual card. 


That would be Goldman Sack's Apple card 


















Your FICO credit scores are not just numbers, it’s a skill.

Message 10 of 17
Advertiser Disclosure: The offers that appear on this site are from third party advertisers from whom FICO receives compensation.