I go to a fast food place, hand them my debit card. They run it, hand it back to me, and give me my food.
I’ve been under the impression that using a card required *some* form of authentication. If debit, a pin number. The back of my card says “SEE PHOTO ID”. If they run it as credit, don’t they need a signature? (People not checking sigs or checking and ignoring the ID request is another topic altogether.)
Any schmoe can use my card without providing -any- form of identity confirmation. That really, really sucks.