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I left my ATM card in the ATM machine today. I also learned that after twenty seconds of nobody taking it, the machine will suck the card into its bowels so you can later beg a technician to please get your card for you so you can deposit your deadbeat cheque from the state. So it was a pretty good day after it was all done.

I finally had the GRAPE PURPLE CRAZE Slurpee today. It's ANNOYING that they advertise the thing for WEEKS when none of my 7-Elevens have it in yet. It's ESPECIALLY annoying when THEY have WINDOW ADS talking about the flavour and it AIN'T in their machines. Anyway, in a cruel twist of irony, THIS turned out to be the month they finally brought back Barq's French Vanilla Creme...so I guess I'll also have to go back tomorrow or something.



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Well at least you got it back. (You did get it back?)

The only thing I've had (more than once) that comes close, is the split second you have to decide:

Lock my keys in the car...or break my hand trying to block the door from slamming. The bruise went away in about a week...I now have AAA to make that decision easier.

edit: spellcheck doesn't work when you use the wrong (but correctly spelled) word.

(edited by cranlsn on 29.6.04 2322)





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I'm under the assumption that they'll eventually fish out all the cards they ate, send back to the proper bank, and have the bank send 'em to you.

At least I hope I'm right about that one. It has been a couple weeks.

Good thing I got two of 'em.



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I did this not two weeks ago. My bank helpfully informed me that they cut up the cards left in that machine, and will send me a new debit card later. Even though all they had to do was get a key and open it for me. Luckily, I had another card with a different number (big mix up. For some reason I have two debit cards under the same account) so I just activated that card. Of course, yesterday I got another new card in the mail with a third number. So I'm destined to always have two debit Mastercards under one account.



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I did the same a few months back. My bank said I had to come get the card that day or they would destroy it. Oh joy!

I much prefer the newer machines where you don't put your card inside, but rather swipe it in and out (which is why I forgot and left myu card when I did).



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MMMMM ... slupree ...

I still, for the life of me, can't figure out why there are zero 7-11s in Nashville ... I'd be hopped on the pure sugar goodness of slurpees all day.




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At least you realized it before you walked away. I was at the mall a while ago when I walked up to the ATM and a guy walked away right after he took his cash. He was still logged in (I guess) and a dishonest person could've walked away with everything in his account. Scary.



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I had this happen at the ATM drive-thru a few years ago.

Since it was a small town bank, I just went inside, told them what happened and they got it out of the machine.





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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    At least you realized it before you walked away. I was at the mall a while ago when I walked up to the ATM and a guy walked away right after he took his cash. He was still logged in (I guess) and a dishonest person could've walked away with everything in his account. Scary.


Actually, as a safeguard against exactly that sort of thing happening, I believe the ATM will make you re-enter your PIN if you want to make another transaction.

I actually did what CRZ did at my local GreenPoint Bank last year, & after the initial heart-attack upon realizing that I forgot my card in the machine, I was told that I could come back the next day & reclaim my card (apparently they only open the machine once a day to refill the cash & to take out all of the stupid people's cards) or else they would destroy it.
Interestingly (& thankfully), the bank has now switched to one of the swipe machines. I guess they got tired of crazy pissed-off people coming into the bank & demanding that they open the f-ing machine & return the card right now!!

What? Why are you all looking at me like that...? :-)
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    Originally posted by Von Maestro
    Actually, as a safeguard against exactly that sort of thing happening, I believe the ATM will make you re-enter your PIN if you want to make another transaction.


That's why I made a point of mentioning that he was logged in. I wouldn't have needed his PIN, because he took his money and left with the machine saying "Would you like to make another transaction?"



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A girl I was dating at the time was WAY overdrawn on her checking account. She put her card in and it wouldn't give it back. Basically the bank kept the card until she had a positive balance.



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    Originally posted by asteroidboy
    A girl I was dating at the time was WAY overdrawn on her checking account. She put her card in and it wouldn't give it back. Basically the bank kept the card until she had a positive balance.


Yep. The banks call it "hot-carding." Anyone with a bad account or with suspicious activity is flagged of hot-carded so that an ATM will keep their card if they try to access the network.

This is nice for people who's cards ARE actually stolen. If they report it or if the bank notices "irregular" activity, they can flag it and limit the possible damage. That's why it's a good idea to notify your bank if you are taking a trip or vacation where your card will have activity that may seem out of the ordinary to your bank.



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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    That's why I made a point of mentioning that he was logged in. I wouldn't have needed his PIN, because he took his money and left with the machine saying "Would you like to make another transaction?"


JJD-
I understood that you meant he was still logged on.
My point was that when you answer "Yes" to that question, I believe the machine will still prompt you for your PIN if you want to withdraw more cash.
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That's interesting. I don't recall personally ever using an ATM (mostly Bank of America's) that asked for my PIN more than once, but that would be a good safety feature for exactly this kind of thing.



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Some do and some don't. I think all the Cashpoints ATMs ask again, but most of the CCB ones don't.

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I was waiting my turn at an outside ATM one day. The guy using the machine was clearly a bit perturbed with the system -- I'm guessing that it didn't want to give him any cash. He was *really* pissed, pounding on the keys & swearing at the machine. Clearly, I was maintaining a good distance. So finally he gives the machine one last whack, then stormed off to his car, & squealed out of the parking lot. Ooooh-kay. I strolled over to the machine & indeed he'd left his card sitting there, logged on. I figured the best part of valor was to pull the card & drop it in the mail slot in the front door of the bank. I didn't have any problem with the system -- a testament to the "environmental hardening" engineering of teller machines. (The ATM was totally no-selling the guy.)
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    Originally posted by Mayhem
    MMMMM ... slurpee ...
    I still, for the life of me, can't figure out why there are zero 7-11s in Nashville ... I'd be hopped on the pure sugar goodness of slurpees all day.

Couldn't tell you the reason why that part of the world is 7-11 free; but if you really, really, REALLY had to have a 7-11 slurpee, according to the store locator (go.vicinity.com) on the 7-11 site you're only 237 miles away from a 7-11 in Park Hills, MO. Have a safe drive.



(edited by Downtown Bookie on 30.6.04 1955)

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EDIT: Stupid buffer killed my text after a preview. I'm not typing all that in again - but rest assured it was one good post.

(edited by Big G on 30.6.04 2009)


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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

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At first I thought that the ATM's my bank's been installing at their locations (you gotta insert and pull out quickly, so it swipes) were just old school. But I'd imagine it's pretty hard to forget your card in those.

(Disclaimer: I'm sure there's someone who'll manage to pull off THAT feat.)



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    Originally posted by The Lurk
    Yep. The banks call it "hot-carding." Anyone with a bad account or with suspicious activity is flagged of hot-carded so that an ATM will keep their card if they try to access the network.

    This is nice for people who's cards ARE actually stolen. If they report it or if the bank notices "irregular" activity, they can flag it and limit the possible damage. That's why it's a good idea to notify your bank if you are taking a trip or vacation where your card will have activity that may seem out of the ordinary to your bank
When we made the drive to Seattle for Wrestlemania IX, this happened to me with two credit cards.

Basically in each case, the cards were blocked at the $50 "it's the bank's liability now" window, and they left messages at my home. Luckily, my wife didn't come on that trip. So she gets the messages, calls me, and I have to call the banks.

First, I have to prove I'm me because I'm not calling from my home phone. So they're asking every personal question they can think of, some twice. Then I have two very heated "Why do I have to get permission from you to go on vacation" conversations, a question they refused to answer aside from "It's for your protection". When I responded that it wasn't for my protection at all, that they had capped them at the point my liability no longer existed, they had no answer. They also had no answer for "Do you think it's funny to potentially strand somebody in middle-of-nowhere Montana?"

Both cards were promptly canceled upon return from the trip.

(edited by Mr Heel II on 2.7.04 1440)
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