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Post by Groper on Fri May 10, 2013 6:33 pm

We have had few days away at the C&CC site at Kingsbury Water Park.
Called at the site office to pay the balance - entered WRONG pin number twice using credit card,not wanting to invalidate card used debit card instead.
Called at local garage to fill up with diesel on return home, used credit card and guess what? Wrong pin again!! censored!
Rang bank and explained my embarassing senior moments and the very nice young man laughed and enquired if I could remember pin now.
I assured him there was no problem and he explained how to reset my card.
The problem is I have TWO pin numbers in my head just one digit different and I am convinced both are right.
Old age does not come easy.

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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Dutto on Fri May 10, 2013 8:36 pm

Groper wrote:...........
Old age does not come easy.

Clive



Clive,

It doesn't; but the alternative is worse!!!!!!! wave wave

The bane of my life is that I can't remember what answers I give to "Security Questions" when they don't give me a choice.

My last failures were:

"What kind of phone do you have?" confused3

They needed the Make and Model Number correctly spelled in upper and lower case and I couldn't remember how I had spelled it! tap_fingers

"What is your favourite store?" confused3

We don't have one! We go to Lidl for some stuff, Tesco for other stuff, Morrisons for yet other stuff that the first two don't stock, plus a local butcher for certain cuts of meat but another butcher three miles away for black puddings and I don't even know where my better half buys our fruit and veg!!

As a result my guess at "Tesco" failed miserably! tap_fingers tap_fingers

As for remembering a PIN Number; no way! On the other hand I can still remember the registration number of my Dad's first car bought in 1952 and my Mum's Co-op number from the same time! Weird eh?

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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by mikethebike on Fri May 10, 2013 8:52 pm

Hi, If you boys were old enough ,you would have a service number.!!
That will cover all pin number requests.
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Post by shelldrake on Fri May 10, 2013 9:24 pm

My service numbers, both enlisted soldier and as an officer plus the regimental motto are my PIN numbers and passwords.
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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by gj1023 on Fri May 10, 2013 10:29 pm

I have my pin numbers under a coded name in my phone contact list
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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by mikethebike on Sat May 11, 2013 6:21 am

Hi GJ,
Pin numbers should be remembered not written down.
Well that what i thought for max security.
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AH

Post by shelldrake on Sat May 11, 2013 10:07 am

but if its a secret code known only to the origionator and not shared then its safe. Don't even think Enigma would crack it !!!
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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Dutto on Sat May 11, 2013 1:47 pm

shelldrake wrote:but if its a secret code known only to the origionator and not shared then its safe. Don't even think Enigma would crack it !!!

Er!! Isn't the fact that they cracked the Enigma code one of the main reasons why Hitler lost the war? Whistle1

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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Tonyt on Sat May 11, 2013 2:05 pm

Maybe the best solution is to memorise Bletchley Park phone number so if ever you forget your PIN, you could always give them a call. smile!

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Post by shelldrake on Sat May 11, 2013 4:26 pm

I dare say if they nicked his card and phone then they could crack it BUT will they even bother
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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by mikethebike on Sat May 11, 2013 10:55 pm

Hi this security lark is a laugh.
I am able to spend on my credit card without signing or using my pin.
Send me your card and i will show you.
regards

Mike hugegrins
ps if your number is memorised they can only get it out by torture. fight
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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Dutto on Sat May 11, 2013 11:40 pm

mikethebike wrote:.............

ps if your number is memorised they can only get it out by torture. fight


Which is exactly why I will NEVER have a security system that uses my fingerprints!! tap_fingers

I have met a few not nice people who would regard chopping someone's thumb or finger off to be a perfectly acceptable method of getting money! wave

At least with a PIN you can lie to them; if you are brave enough! think_smiley_46

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Post by mikethebike on Sat May 11, 2013 11:57 pm

Hi Ian, You never said you were from Essex.!! wave
I think that risk is very low on my risk assessment of credit card theft.
The only people with my finger prints are with Homeland security in the USA.
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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Guest on Sun May 12, 2013 10:15 am

mikethebike wrote,

quote: "Hi Ian, you never said you were from Essex".

I think Deckie would have something to say about that! hugegrins

snigger snigger

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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Tonyt on Sun May 12, 2013 11:06 am

Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to "that" post but I have to type with only one finger - I lost the others in a "who was here first?" argument at the local supermarket checkout. smile!

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Post by Dutto on Sun May 12, 2013 1:47 pm

Tonyt wrote:Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to "that" post but I have to type with only one finger - I lost the others in a "who was here first?" argument at the local supermarket checkout. smile!

The problem only really arises when someone else is sat ten miles away and typing with your finger!! Whistle1 Whistle1

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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by Groper on Sun May 12, 2013 5:28 pm

Finally sorted out PIN number yesterday but only after having another senior moment allthumbz
Stuck my card in the machine and gaily put in the four digits I had convinced myself were correct - incorrect pin.Tried then with other digit I thought could be correct - WRONG again.Tried again with original digits in case my digit(finger) had slipped on the keypad -NO still rejected.
Card came out of the slot - WRONG CARD,I had put my debit card in instead of the credit card censored
Then a dramatic breakthrough - credit card in,PIN in and success I am now once again able to pay by credit card.
With regard to Service number it is so long ago I can only remember the last three digits - 999 so not much use.
SWMBO uses codes in her Address and Telephone number diary and offered to do the same for my pin numbers but I loftily declared I have no problem remembering my numbers.
Guess who is getting regular reminders of that statement at regular intervals Having_A_Larf
Agree with you Ian regarding security questions.
One of my cards was cloned a couple of years ago and when I rang the bank, when of course, they wanted an answer to one of my security
questions.No help from them to even what I had used so it was quite a sweaty palms time until I managed to dredge one up.

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Re: Grumpy with myself

Post by deckie on Sun May 12, 2013 10:42 pm

1b449 wrote:mikethebike wrote,

quote: "Hi Ian, you never said you were from Essex".

I think Deckie would have something to say about that! hugegrins

snigger snigger

Mike D

Nice one, Mike smile!

Will I ever qualify as a Kentish Man or Man of Kent ....... since emigrating hugegrins

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