Poor Job as Halifax customer loses Chip & PIN case
Alain Job launched a lawsuit against the Halifax after they refused to reimburse him after the money left his account following the withdrawals three years ago. The customer argued that the card had been cloned, something that is still commonplace, particularly outside the UK, where the easily-forged magnetic strip is still used to read data from cards.
But, following scientific evidence presented by Halifax’s lawyers, the judge ruled that the Job’s Chip & PIN card had been used in the transactions, leaving him facing a bill for costs for around £50k. He is considering an appeal.
Most of us know someone who has had their card cloned and used to make fraudulent transactions, but have you had ATM trouble since the Chip & PIN system was launched? How did your bank handle the situation? Tell us, damn you!