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Amex Track 1

Hi guys,

                A friend of mine has just started to process credit cards again using custom software he used before but he has a new magstripe reader. Something I noticed is that Amex cards he processes no longer has the spaces in-between the PAN numbers (We wanted to run some tests before he started processing), have Amex changed this recently or is the reader in the wrong format or something?


We would appreciate any information.

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Re: Amex Track 1

Oops, gave you a kudos by mistake.


To answer your question, does it really matter as long as all the digits come through? Whether a credit card number has spaces or not has no bearing on its validity. Given, it's not as visually appealing that way, but you won't ever be displaying the number, so it shouldn't matter.