I received the following media release:
A revolution in the way Australians dine out at restaurants and cafes is about to occur.
For generations now diners have been used to receiving their bill in a little black folder, usually emblazoned with the logo of a global card brand.
That is about to change.
From 2014, consumers will no longer be able to sign their VISA and MasterCard bills at the table, owing to security fears and a history of fraud.
They will be forced to leave their seats and pay for their meals at the cashier using a four digit code, or in a minority of cases the payment terminal will come to them at their table. …