andrewjw wrote: ↑Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:36 pm
Railjunkie wrote: ↑Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:56 am
I still prefer the use of cash. Why?? In the past 3 months a bank card that I use to buy gas at the same gas station every week and to pay my cell phone bill has been hacked twice. Sorry kids cash cant be hacked. I will keep writing checks for all my bills and cashing a check for walking around money.
might want to check out the gas pump for a skimmer... lol
Pumps are new with chip reader and scanner plus I always check by pulling on or rubbing a finger over the reader. Was raised cash is king don't give out your SSN and always know where your wallet is. Well in 54 yrs Ive carried thousands of dollars of cash never lost a dime even during my hard partying days of college. Pool hall ponies and the card table a slightly different story. Wife cleaned that up for me in a hurry but I digress.
Still carry a brown leather tri fold that is a replacement for the brown leather tri fold that my father gave my when I turned 16 for my drivers license. Yup still carry cash and one CC for emergencies. No more bank card for gas I will just get the extra steps in and pre pay. The more info you put out into the hinterland of the electronic world the easier it is for things to go wrong.
Companies spend millions upon billions of dollars on cyber security yet they still get hacked. When is the last time a US Mint was hacked???
If and when I travel I load up a prepaid Visa card and use that cause you cant find AMEX travelers cheques anymore