Where do I sign on the back of my American Express card?

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Where do I sign on the back of my American Express card?

Postby jtommy178 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:35 pm

Do you sign the back of the Amex blue card? It doesn't give you an area to.


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Postby CC Deville » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:14 pm

jtommy178 wrote:Do you sign the back of the Amex blue card? It doesn't give you an area to.


On the back of my Blue card is my 15 digit account number and 3 digit CVV number. You sign your name under or even over that printed account number.

*My card is nearly 4 years old; however, and is being replaced soon. So I can't really say if they have changed this design since I got mine. However, all cards have to be signed so I would assume there is a place to sign. The signature panel on my card is very faint and almost looks see through like the card itself.

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Postby 432521 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:22 pm

I didn't even know people really signed there cards, I have 5 cards and none of them are signed
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Postby FastSRT8 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:58 pm

That's a bad idea. Always sign your cards. What happens if it gets stolen??!!
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Postby 432521 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:03 pm

how would my signature help if my cards were stolen? And I will say signature is usually never the same
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:43 am

432521 wrote:how would my signature help if my cards were stolen? And I will say signature is usually never the same


Makes it easier for the thief to generate a matching signature... especially if he signed the card!
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Postby 432521 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:37 pm

wouldn't it just be as easy for them to copy my signature if I signed it on the back?
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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:44 pm

432521 wrote:wouldn't it just be as easy for them to copy my signature if I signed it on the back?


Hard to do given the time a stolen card stays active. Once a card is realized stolen by the cardmember, it is called in and cancelled. The time to cancel a card versus the time to properly copy a signature and be able to produce a replica on demand is the key.

It's your call... but I would sign my card. Out of curiosity, what do you have against signing your card?
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Postby CC Deville » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:47 pm

FastSRT8 wrote:Hard to do given the time a stolen card stays active. Once a card is realized stolen by the cardmember, it is called in and cancelled. The time to cancel a card versus the time to properly copy a signature and be able to produce a replica on demand is the key.

It's your call... but I would sign my card. Out of curiosity, what do you have against signing your card?


+1

The only caveat is that most store personnel do not bother even looking at the signature....

One of the many reasons why the US needs Chip + PIN cards. Your card becomes worthless to a would-be thief that found or stole your card unless they somehow get your PIN.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:25 pm

CC Deville wrote:+1

The only caveat is that most store personnel do not bother even looking at the signature....

One of the many reasons why the US needs Chip + PIN cards. Your card becomes worthless to a would-be thief that found or stole your card unless they somehow get your PIN.


Agree pin and chip is the key but some devices like gas pumps I don't think will ever get chip technology
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