Crazy Lee Posted March 26, 2016 Share Posted March 26, 2016 So, I received a chip card from my bank a month ago. A credit card with a chip in it. Apparently Europe has had these since Bernie Sanders was born in the last ice age, but like everything the USA is finally catching up. The problem is, no place I go to actually accepts them! Walmart accepts them, Target accepts them, Kroger accepts them, that's about it. Meijer, a local supermarket chain, accepts them at one store, but not another. Most places I go to, I am told they do not accept them. And it's not like they don't have the equipment. The vast majority, I'd say close to 90%, have the credit card machines that have the slot on the bottom for the chip. For some reason the equipment is not activated. I feel completely awkward wondering if I should stick my card in the bottom of the machine or not, and looking like an idiot when nothing happens and the cashier tells me the chip reader doesn't work, which happens most of the time. These card readers were supposed to be ready last October. Most of them are not. And from what I've read, the companies are now liable for any fraud, not the credit card companies. So I guess they're gonna get a lot of claims against them unless they get their shit together. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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