i tried to tell the bank i didnt want a chip in mine.. i did a whole project tin grade 12 on this topic. i determined that these scanners can be purchased on ebay for 10 bucks and modified to send info direct to a mobile device. Allowing the thief to shop online in seconds of having the info... the bank told me that i had to have a chip. i told them i would cut it out. they told me then that it would be destruction of property and that i would get charged XD i was rattled, and now am forced to walk around with my information free to steal XD and i do line my wallet in tin foil stuff lol it works
If your bank won't help you, go to another bank, but feel free to cut out the chip because they'll NEVER charge you because they'll NEVER know. Either that or just give out your card info to a friend and keep scamming the bank until they give you a non chipped card.
Edited by FuNkDrSpOt - 12/28/10 at 2:42am