Zeke_the_Meek wrote:Note the numbers at the end - the first image PoE uploaded of the card way back when had different 4 digits at the end, namely '0001'. I take this to mean that he's got at least 9,999 of these useless things to flog :snicker:
Interesting that he used a 16 digit number starting with a 4, which makes it very "credit card like", but it doesn't use a Luhn algorithm
number so it won't look like one to anything used for conventional payments (but they weren't going to work with that anyway).
Obviously it doesn't have to be compatible with the credit card system and Peter hasn't claimed that it would or should, but it's interesting that there doesn't appear to be any reason for it to look like a standard number but Peter has, nevertheless, chosen the same format (four groups of four) and number range as used by existing cards anyway.
It's quite possible that the numbers aren't sequential and may even use a different checksum method. Or they were just created by Peter mashing his keyboards with his hands, which would be just as effective.
The lack of name and expiry date should be enough of an indication that it's not a normal card anyway, but that would have made the cards significantly more expensive to produce.
We all know it's just a skinned/branded generic loyalty card scheme as used by gyms, clubs, small shops and so on; where Peter can apply points
Re and, if anyone was daft enough to buy one of the NFC readers, other people could apply or deduct points as well - so long as Peter pays the monthly fees to onliner.cc
(unless he went somewhere else eventually, or even just bought the cards and never bothered to set up the account properly, or failed in come other way...)