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Obi-dan's theory sounds plausible. An employee at creditor can run a query showing cards that haven't been used in say 2 years, so they know the owner's eye is off the card.
In any event, there are too many ways to compromise a credit card number at any number of venues. There are even devices that can clone credit cards if within 5 feet of them. They make money clips/wallets that protect against these types of cloning attempts.
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