You’ve gotta give ‘em credit for this one

The crazy guys at ZUG (which bills itself as “the world’s only comedy site”) have pulled off a major prank, proving that no one at retail stores even bothers to check that the signature on a charge slip actually matches the one on the back of the credit card. John Hargrave, who remarks that his normal signature looks like it was written by “an unusually talented chicken,” signed his charge slips as Shakespeare, Jesus, Porky Pig (at Disneyland), etc., and no one batted an eye. He says he’s thinking of legally changing his name to “I Stole This Card.” But I’ll stop right there because you really have to read this hilarious tale for yourself. The Credit Card Prank

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