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Credit card magnetic strip

Postby Kathy » Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:53 pm

I was in a shop the other day and a lady counld´t pay because the magnetic strip on the back of the card had been damaged. Thats happened to be so many times, it never happens on my UK credit cards, but I cant tell you how many times its happened in Spain, the bank advised me to buy a new purse, which I did and the same thing happened. Apparently they told this lady to do the same, she did and the cards still became damaged after a very short period.

Has anyone else had this same problem?

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Re: Credit card magnetic strip

Postby Wicksey » Thu Oct 09, 2008 4:44 pm

I used a different ATM from usual the other day and after my card went in a message came up saying "checking magnetic strip", which I've never come across before. It then rejected my card saying it was damaged. I went along to another bank machine and it worked perfectly (mine is a UK debit card).

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Re: Credit card magnetic strip

Postby Colinm » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:31 pm

my oh's card is always having to be replaced, because of reader errors. She said the bank told her to get a new handbag and shoes and an outfit to go with them :lol:

i think its just worn out from over use.
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Re: Credit card magnetic strip

Postby Lion » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:42 pm

This was always happening to me with my Unicaja card whilst in Spain, it never happens to any of my UK cards though which is odd.

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Re: Credit card magnetic strip

Postby chrissiehope » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:53 pm

If you have a magnetic catch on your handbag or purse, this can corrupt the magnetic strip on your card !
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Re: Credit card magnetic strip

Postby Kathy » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:19 pm

Its never ever happened with my UK cards, but I bet in 2008 alone Ive had to replace 6 or 7 Spanish bank cards


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