Common sense is a non factor beginning in the 1960's. Brains have shrunk at an inverse proportion to advances in electronics. I had this exchange at a Home Depot: "We can't accept your credit card it's been mutilated". ME, The magnetic strip has all the information your scanner needs. "Your name, card number, and expiration date have all been obliterated". ME, It's all on the magnetic strip. "We can't accept a card that's been altered". ME, Do you take phone orders? "Yes we do". ME, What is your extension number? "XXXX" ME, Hello, I would like to make an order and here is what I need---name items in basket. "How would you like to pay?" ME, Credit card. "Okay give me the number." "Thank you Sir." ME Wouldn't it have been easier to slide the card through the reader?