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How did they know my card details?
« on: June 10, 2021, 09:39:12 PM »
Weird thing happened just now. Booked an Airbnb, went to pay and they already had my up to date card details. I've used them once a couple of years back, but since then haven't logged in to the site. I have a new card with a different number from the one I would've used back then.
How did they do that? It's a bit worrying!

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2021, 09:40:38 PM »
Browser autofill by any chance?

Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2021, 09:45:54 PM »
Browser autofill by any chance?

I don't think so. I've never used it and surely if I did it by accident I'd still have to fill in the new expiry and ccv number. And there was nowt about the old card being expired either.

Fry

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2021, 09:49:32 PM »
Sounds convenient to me, don't know why you're complaining.

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2021, 09:52:49 PM »
HA HA CARD DETAILS ACKKNOWLEDGENT THEREOF BY A THIRD PARTY  REQUEST

You people disgust me.

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 09:53:57 PM »
Probably just asked your dominatrix as you were busy. Quite a common occurrence

Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2021, 09:55:15 PM »
HA HA CARD DETAILS ACKKNOWLEDGENT THEREOF BY A THIRD PARTY  REQUEST

You people disgust me.

You wot?

Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 09:59:47 PM »
You wot?

You 'eard.
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Lisa Jesusandmarychain

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2021, 10:05:00 PM »
^ actually, tbh, I've just confused myself now. I've just * got* to stop sniffing this Ajax!

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 10:09:48 PM »
They probably use ABU :

https://developer.mastercard.com/product/automatic-billing-updater-abu

Last time you used the service they stored your card on file and enrolled you in ABU. As your card details update, your issuer informs the card scheme which informs the merchant having your details on file and enrolled in ABU.

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 10:11:10 PM »
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How did they know my card details?

You have to hand it to them...

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2021, 10:13:15 PM »
They probably use ABU :

https://developer.mastercard.com/product/automatic-billing-updater-abu

Last time you used the service they stored your card on file and enrolled you in ABU. As your card details update, your issuer informs the card scheme which informs the merchant having your details on file and enrolled in ABU.

As a Mastercard subscriber YABU

Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2021, 10:21:34 PM »
They probably use ABU :

https://developer.mastercard.com/product/automatic-billing-updater-abu

Last time you used the service they stored your card on file and enrolled you in ABU. As your card details update, your issuer informs the card scheme which informs the merchant having your details on file and enrolled in ABU.

Nice one. Cheers.

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2021, 10:58:37 PM »
It’ll be browser autofill, maybe from a less secure site than Airbnb having card entry fields which look like a generic form and your browser deciding to fill it in as if it were your address.

Any halfway reputable seller - of which Airbnb is definitely one - won’t store card details beyond your last four digits, and even if they let you store your card - using what’s known as “Continuous Authority” - they’ll only save a “token” themselves which will let them reference the card the payment processor has stored on their servers.

If a site as large as Airbnb were storing card details in full, then the repercussions for them would that they’d end up blacklisted by all major card providers and unable to take payments at all.

hamfist

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2021, 11:38:21 PM »
They likely showed Natty the last 4 digits of the PAN plus the expiry, which the merchant can retain and show the cardholder as reference (for example, Stripe lets the merchant retrieve that truncated data)

The payment will be done using the token of course.


Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2021, 01:43:40 AM »
Ah for those days when they whipped out that swiping machine from under the counter and take an imprint of your card with some carbon paper. Innocent days...

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Re: How did they know my card details?
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2021, 01:46:56 AM »
swipey machine to make a comeback after brexit. hurrah! your flexible friend.

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