I had an interesting experience at Walmart this a.m. I had stopped in on my way to school to pick up some items for science and our Easter party. As I was checking out, I scanned my card like I've done a zillion times before, and the clerk told me my card had a 'chip' in it and from now on, I needed to insert it in a different slot. I was surprised. It's a relatively new card because the original was 'compromised' at Target (along with thousands of others) in December. I had no idea it had a chip in it. (Maybe the 'old' card did too!?) According to the clerk they just got the 'chip' machine yesterday.
So does this mean I have the 'right' card for using all over Paris? Or do I need a 'pin' too? If so, I don't think I have one. At least Citi Card hasn't informed me of a pin, but then again they didn't tell me I had a 'chip' either.
Thanks in advance for any clarifications you can offer! :)