So, recently I lost my student ID, like most Brandeis students do at least once during their academic career.  Now normally this isn’t a big deal because someone will give it to the Info Desk at Shapiro, or message you on facebook to give it back.  Maybe at worst you’ll have to shell out the 10 dollars to get a replacement one.

But recently, I lost mine and then someone took the liberty of using all my WHOcash to do their laundry in Rosenthal.  Is there any way we could make whocash more secure, so that things like this don’t happen?  I know people are supposed to make sure the face matches the card when you buy things (I won’t get into how rarely this is actually enforced)… but when it comes to laundry it’s not like the WHOcash readers have retinal scans or anything to make sure the right person is using them.

I feel like this can’t be just an isolated incident, and that other people must have had similar experiences, I’m just wondering if anyone either a) knows a way to report this or b) has ideas about how to prevent this from happening to others in the future.  PIN numbers for laundry machines?  Anything?

I welcome your thoughts.

2 comments on “WHOfraud”

  1. A Reader Says:

    On the Campus Card office’s online WhoCash system, there is a button to report a lost card when you log in, and that makes the card inactive:
    http://www.brandeis.edu/services/campuscard/whocash.html

  2. Jessica Says:

    A good thing to know. But can they be reactivated if you find them? I know in my case I was waiting a couple of days hoping that someone might get in touch with me about it.