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Locked: Wal Mart MasterCard Chip & PIN - $6600 Fraud Not Refunded (article)

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Wal Mart MasterCard Chip & PIN - $6600 Fraud Not Refunded (article)

Here we see what some RFDers have been warning about for years - the real reason why banks want Chip & PIN:
A Winnipeg couple who say they were pickpocketed in Mexico are out $6,600 after someone apparently used the PIN on their credit card to make fraudulent purchases, and their credit card company says that's enough reason to not reverse the charges.

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Since then, they've been in a months-long fight with Walmart Canada Bank, which issued their MasterCard. The company says it won't reverse the charges because it appears the person who used the card knew the four-digit PIN, and the cardholder agreement states a consumer must protect the code.
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Of course we know that each credit card's TOS is a bit different, and they each have their own security departments that can treat these situations differently.

IMO, the real issue is that we need legislation stating that a PIN is not proof that the cardholder used the card, or gave permission to someone.

One thing I will say: I'm sure glad I do not have the Wal Mart MasterCard!
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