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How to use credit card when unable to scan

Most businesses accept credit and debit cards, which is very convenient when you don’t want to carry cash. Most provide a certain level of consumer protection, and some provide rewards such as refunds, points or rewards for amusement parks and theme parks. There is nothing more frustrating than going to the check-in counter, except that the credit card cannot be scanned when swiping, especially if you are in a hurry. Learn some tips that will help your card work and get you out of the store as quickly as possible.

How to use credit card when unable to scan

Step 1
If you carry it with you, use a little saliva or a water bottle. Try to swipe your card to see if it will pass.

Step 2
Put your credit card in a plastic bag and try to swipe the card on the machine in this way. Static electricity obviously makes it easier for the machine to read the magnetic stripe.

Step 3
When all other methods fail, hand your card to the cashier. She will manually enter your credit card number on the cash register. This can be annoying, but it takes less time than repeated attempts to scan an unreadable card.

Step 4

Call your credit card company to let it know the magnetic strip has gone bad. The company will send you a replacement card so that you do not have to fiddle with your card at the register.

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