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Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What should banks do about cashcard skimming?


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Haruko Iwasaki
Accountant, 22
Credit cards have insurance, but cash cards don't. The Japanese banks just say to customers that they will keep their, but they can't promise to protect it.

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Sarah Greaves
DJ, 33
Biometrics as bank security is a bit of a worry as far as privacy goes, because that's information that can be accessed by other persons, but I don't think that banks should have to pay.

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Jilly Magee
Web developer, 32
I think they should pay because their insurance covers them for it, and they're highly profitable. When I pay bank fees I expect good service. They have to protect customers as much as shareholders.

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Motoki Endo
Videographer, 23
It's important that the banks take responsibility. The problem comes from the ATM cards themselves -- they're not secure. But biometrics as a security measure is too much.

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Bjorn Stenger
Researcher, 31
The system at the moment is insecure, so banks should pay. The law at the moment is protecting the banks, so the most important thing is a change in legislation in favor of customers.

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Shannon Clark
Teacher, 32
I think the banks should be responsible for account security. That's one of the reasons you keep your money in a bank, rather than the box under the bed.



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