I know Mercedes parts can be dear, but...

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  1. Davo

    Davo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    This has already been mentioned on a 'replace your thermostat' thread but I thought I'd share it here...

    On Saturday I went to my local dealer for a fuel pipe for my W203 C270, and was given the little card reader to put my Visa card in the slot and key my PIN number in.

    I have the slip in front of me, they were trying to charge me £237,600.00!!!!! :crazy: :eek:

    No doubt the Daily Mail could come along and photo me outside the gate, holding the slip and doing a 'sad face', but when I pointed out the fact that the number seemed a bit on the long side, the transaction was canceled and a new slip done for £23.76.
     
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    I would frame that;)
     
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    If the last 4 digits are your PIN number, change it ASAP.

    My reader does this if the assistant fails to press "Enter" after typing in the amount.





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    Best check your statement, when it comes..:eek:
     
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    I put my PIN into a machine at a curry house when plastered to realise I had entered my 4 digit PIN as the tip!
     
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    Davo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks Meldrew, I edited it out, rather than change my PIN.
     
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    I also managed to do this at a curry house, I had forgotten my glasses so could not read the screen properly!
     
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    @ Meldrew 2, will the MB dealer, or at least the lad who served me have my CC number along with my Pin number - I was given both slips for the Voided transaction at the time?

    If so I may go out to an ATM to change it before he tries to buy a C63 or something.
     
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    Meldrew2 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If you have both slips you're fine. The terminal does not keep a copy AFAIK.





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    Not sure that there is much scope for fraud with just the card number and PIN.

    Would have thought PIN would be useless without the card itself.
     
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    Safer to change the PIN though:)
     
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    Your call
     
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    I can help you with it if you ever forget it as I tend to memorise numbers without realising. :devil: :ban:
     
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    Lol. How much did you leave as tip then?
     
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    Some rich guy told me his pin (I think he was too lazy to enter it)... Mind you, he was holding a black American Express card.
     
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    Is that how you bought the E55? Lol
     
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    I bought a couple of bags of rabbit food and a bag of sawdust a while back which came to £5,700. Maybe a little bit steep!
     

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