Why You Don’t Sign for Credit Card Purchases at Wegmans, but You Do at Tops

June 13, 2018
Credit cards with chips have cut down on fraud much more effectively than signatures ever did. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News)
Credit cards with chips have cut down on fraud much more effectively than signatures ever did.

If you shop at Wegmans, you might have noticed signs posted in the store informing you that you no longer have to sign your credit card receipt.

For years, Wegmans hasn’t required a signature for transactions under $25 and, more recently, under $50.

But in April, the major credit card companies did away with the requirement to sign for credit card purchases altogether, and Wegmans followed suit.

And it’s not just Wegmans that is skipping signatures. Walmart did away with them almost immediately after the credit card companies dropped the requirement. So did Target. Most major retailers have done the same, or at least plan to. Locally, Tops still requires signatures but said it is working to eliminate them soon.
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