ZUG Credit Card Pranks

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John Hargrave at ZUG has made a few credit card pranks over on that site, and I thought I’d write about them. I’m not sure how true they are, but they sure are funny.

The first two involved trying to make cashiers actually check the signature he left on the receipts. I won’t give anything away, promise. The third pokes fun at those personal questions you always get asked when you call a credit card company. The fourth was a huge one, involving tricking people into thinking Michael Jackson (yes, you know; that guy) was paying a visit to Boston. (Payment note: ZUG wants $1.99 for the video of the Michael Jackson prank, but it’s perfectly funny without the video.)

All of them are very amusing, and I suggest you read them at some point (but only when you have time — they’re not especially short). Hat tip to Steve Bass at PC World for pointing out the original prank in one of his columns.


I am an avid technology and software user, in addition to being reasonably well-versed in CSS, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, Python, and (though it still scares me) Perl. Aside from my technological tendencies, I am also a theatre technician, sound designer, violinist, singer, and actor.

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