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Sticker To Deter People From Using Stolen Credit Card

NOTE: "This is the decoy card you ordered...
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...DO NOT USE! Any use of this card will immediately notify the police. ATM will confiscate card as will any merchant.

Please remove this sticker before placing this decoy card in wallet. If your wallet is stolen, the thief will use this decoy card and be arrested. Hide actual card in another location."

The thief will hopefully think you were just too lazy to remove it, fall for the ruse and not risk using it.

Better the thief panic and throw your ATM or credit card in the garbage than clean out your bank account.

doctorremulac3, Mar 29 2019


       This reminds me of "Panic Pin". which I loved, a lot. That's all I got.
blissmiss, Mar 30 2019

       Ahh yes, the HB classic.
doctorremulac3, Mar 30 2019

       Out of interest, if your cards are lost or stolen and used, and assuming you report it reasonably promptly and don't keep your PIN written on the card, does the bank reimburse you for any losses?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 30 2019

       It's my understanding that once you report it stolen, if the bad guys buy something with it afterwords you're not responsible for the purchase.   

       The bank will immediately shut the card down so it won't be approved, if somebody sells something without getting approval I assume they eat the loss.   

       If they use it before you report it? Might have to wrestle with the bank a bit. Not sure.
doctorremulac3, Mar 30 2019

       Well, it's another approach to a message on a sticker to deter thieves.   

       But sure, you could post a new idea. I like pulling a sneaky on the bad guys.
doctorremulac3, Mar 30 2019


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