Monday, February 23, 2009
A new checker card
I've had the same debit card, which is also a Visa checker card that draws against my checking account, for about ten years now, maybe more. I have the entire sixteen-digit number memorized, along with expiration and verification code. So I was pretty annoyed to find that due to a data leak that probably didn't include it, but just to be sure, they're closing it effective almost immediately and issuing a new one. The hassle of finding every account that draws on it and updating it is bad enough, but having to memorize a new number and PIN is profoundly irksome. Still, better safe than sorry, and all that.