For April Fool's, Mastercard Announces Retirement of the 2003 PIN Code Number

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 1, 2015
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As part of an April Fool's Day prank, mischievous Mastercard announced the retirement of the PIN code number 2003. Although this might seem like an arbitrary number, the credit card company teamed up with a former England rugby captain and coach Martin Johnson to announce the reasoning behind this decision. When Johnson led his team to victory back in 2003, Mastercard notes that this led to the year 2003 year being chosen as a highly popular PIN code. As a result, Mastercard's April Fool's prank leads customers to think that they will no longer be able to use this access code.

Since the last couple of years have brought a lot of uncertainty with credit card security, this is a scare that will definitely get people to keep an eye on their money.