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This Debit Card Fail May Be The Dumbest Thing Ever Done On The Internet

Debit Card Fail Explodes Online

The debit card fail you are about to see was originally posted by Twitter user bae. (Her handle isn’t repeatable in polite company.)

Before we get down into the heart of this Twitter exchange and let you see just how bad it gets, we first want to give credit where it’s due. This probably wouldn’t have broken out and gone viral if not for the efforts of everyone’s favorite website devoted to Fail — we’re talking about the FAILBlog.

Then again, this is so monumentally facepalm-y, it would have probably found its way to social media feeds everywhere regardless.

Here’s the rub:

The Twitter user made a post from her mobile phone at an undisclosed time, stating: “Finally got my debit card! Love the blue [referring to the color of the card].”

She accompanied that post with a screenshot of the card with what is presumably her name, which we have removed because, God help her, life is probably hard enough right about now.

Also clearly visible is the full 16-digit code on the card itself along with the expiration date. The only thing missing: her code on the back of the card.

But not to worry!

“Alyssa” followed the post a bit later with this glorious rebuttal to repeated Twitterer inquiries into that all-important three-digit CVS code [Card Verification Scheme, for those of you who’d like to know]:

“the back code of my card is 388 why is everyone asking? smh”

No, Alyssa, we’re smh-ing, because you just gave the entire Internet permission to make online purchases with YOUR debit card until they empty out YOUR bank account.

But wait, there’s more!

Once the post went viral, she thought she would save a little face by reposting the original pic as if it was someone else who made the mistake.

“This… dumb af for posting her debit card”

Only problem: her re-share of the original post shows in plain terms that she is the person she’s describing.

Twitter users called her out on it.

@imileystan tweeted “you is the dumb [expletive]”

@JaxBestford tweeted “but you posted it”

And last but not least, @gage_torres: “go die” (Come on, internet, be nice.)

Debit Card Fail Celebrated On Internet Debit Card Fail Continued

Let’s try to remember that this person probably isn’t well into their adult years, and has limited experience with privacy and security online. Keep that in mind if you plan on berating her, people.

And after bringing you the full skinny on this little debit card fail, we will now be heading out for some online shopping.

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14 Responses to “This Debit Card Fail May Be The Dumbest Thing Ever Done On The Internet”

  1. Michele Blackford

    That girl really put herself and her bank account in danger. One has to wonder if she's really ready for the responsibility of having a debit card if she shows such lack of judgement in giving that info out.

  2. Susan Acevedo

    Hope she doesn't max it out and wonder why she has a big bill!!!

  3. Paul M Smith Jr.

    There is always that one person who goes out and proves Darwin's Theory of evolution could be real.

  4. Lisa Johnston LeDoux

    At least since it is a debit card, it can only go so far. We can all await her first CREDIT card!

  5. Brenda Atkins Swerlein

    This just proves my point of the fact that ALL High Schools should have a "life's lessons" class that ALL students should take to teach young people Simple stuff like balancing a checkbook and why it's wrong to post your debit card with all the info on the internet…..etc. Granted this is common sense, but you have too many kids out there that cannot do the basic things that adults are responsible to do.

  6. Sean Riddolls

    If you look at her Twitter feed [ twitter.com/lanadelcunt ] you'll see that she has previously posted similar inflammatory self-depreciating photos in order to garner attention. She is effectively a Twitter troll – making posts to present herself as naive and gullible, in a ruse to simply draw responses to her feed.

    I suspect the card is not actually hers (given the name on the card), and/or the security code she presented is false.

  7. Peter Harris

    "Let’s try to remember that this person probably isn’t well into their adult years, and has limited experience with privacy and security online. Keep that in mind if you plan on berating her, people."

    I'm 17, so I think I'm qualified to call her a total idiot.

  8. Jasmine Cunningham

    Actually, financial literacy is a requirement for graduating at a lot of high schools. Most people already know that stuff though.