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Jacko70

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Cash machines
« on: Mar 25, 2020, 08:59:07 PM »
Stood behind a woman today at Co-op cash machine who was coughing. Went into shop and got a box of cotton buds and returned to cash machine and used one to press buttons. Am I being over protective, I think not.

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Also read you need to wash clothing at or above 60. I can now confirm that this is not suitable for pullovers. Any midgets on the site need a couple of pullovers?
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2020, 09:25:37 PM »
It's not good for knee-length socks either.. ???
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2020, 09:27:18 PM »
I had a rant at Barclays a few weeks ago because nobody in the bank was cleaning the inside machines, we are all automated now, they didn't seem at all bothered.  These cash machines at the best of times are filthy and germridden, I have never seen them cleaned. 


I won't be going to the bank for a long time,  since our local branches were closed a 15 miles each way journey so not an option when self isolating. If I need cash I'm stuffed.


By the way, you can't wash modern fabrics at 60 degrees and have any clothes left worth wearing as discovered with the pullovers.

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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #3 on: Mar 25, 2020, 09:43:24 PM »
a pencil with a rubber on the end might be best for the ATM
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2020, 10:49:38 PM »
 Ever use cash machines I always think everyone knows  that you have money if you have been to the machine which isnít too good
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #5 on: Mar 25, 2020, 11:00:58 PM »
Ever use cash machines I always think everyone knows  that you have money if you have been to the machine which isnít too good

Was that never?

So how do you get your cash? When I go to the bank always lots of people behind me who must know I have money why else would I queue up in the bank. At the cash machine I might have only one or two people behind me.

If I go into Morrisons, everyone will know I have money, unless they think I am a shoplifter!
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #6 on: Mar 26, 2020, 02:49:57 AM »
Its well over a year since I used a cash machine because I pay for everything online. I nearly forgot my PIN number.
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #7 on: Mar 26, 2020, 06:38:15 AM »
Cashback in the supermarket is an alternative. We only use cash to pay the window cleaner, my hairdresser, and the small garage we use. Anything over £30 I use my credit card, then clear the monthly balance. Contactless for cheaper items.
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #8 on: Mar 26, 2020, 06:44:44 AM »
I've never used contactless in a shop. Do you get a receipt? The only time I have used the contactless facility of my card was down in London for two bus journeys and it was a couple of weeks or so before the charges showed in my statement.
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 2020, 07:32:58 AM »
I have always said I would not use contactless facility, but given the current situation, I have now started doing it for small purchases.

Mike you still get a receipt in the normal way.

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« Reply #10 on: Mar 26, 2020, 07:36:31 AM »
I very rarely use cash & contactless is my preferred option.
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #11 on: Mar 26, 2020, 07:41:32 AM »
I have always said I would not use contactless facility, but given the current situation, I have now started doing it for small purchases.

Mike you still get a receipt in the normal way.
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #12 on: Mar 26, 2020, 07:46:03 AM »
The advantage of contactless is that the card does not leave your hand and it need not touch the reader either. The disadvantage is if you lose the card another person can use it without the PIN. Once you have left your card in the machine, you might prefer contactless, that's what persuaded me.
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Re: Cash machines
« Reply #13 on: Mar 26, 2020, 07:58:01 AM »
I never use contactless , I only have a one Debit Card and one credit Card for emergencies, we have a Card we use when on holiday we put cash on it each month spending money never uses any other card when outside of the UK.

I have a wallet that is shielded wife has a purse likewise so our cards cannot be cloned by any thieving git with a scanner device near you when you use them

Like wise our car keys ( both are keyless entry) are kept in a metal key safe to shield them when we are home so they can't do the same to steal our cars with a similar device.
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Re: Cash Machines
« Reply #14 on: Mar 26, 2020, 08:34:25 AM »
I never use contactless , I only have a one Debit Card and one credit Card for emergencies, we have a Card we use when on holiday we put cash on it each month spending money never uses any other card when outside of the UK.

I have a wallet that is shielded wife has a purse likewise so our cards cannot be cloned by any thieving git with a scanner device near you when you use them


In theory a contactless card could be read by a scanner when you use chip & PIN.

However, I can't find any data from the card association that shows any instances of a contactless card being cloned by a scanner.

https://www.paymentscardsandmobile.com/21221-2/
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