I run a department store in Bangor, Maine. Today I had a call from a customer whom lost his credit card. I actually found a couple lost credit cards over the last few weeks, so I asked him what the name on his credit card is. He told me he would send a picture of his credit card. Instead, he sent me this:


Thanks for checking out if you found my credit card. The credit card looks like this:
Please tell me if you found it, so I can pick it up.

Sent from my iPhone

What is the name of the customer, which is written on his credit card?

  • $\begingroup$ For some reason, I have the feeling that I've seen this puzzle before 🤔? Yet I can't find any similar one in PSE. $\endgroup$ Jun 29, 2018 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ @Joe-You-Know I did some research before posting. Searching the solution to this challenge on google (targeting only puzzling.stackexchange.com) yields no results of similar puzzles. $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2018 at 6:24
  • $\begingroup$ That's what I figured. Oh well, great puzzle by the way! $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2018 at 14:34

1 Answer 1


His name is

John Appleseed, as explained here
The official Apple artwork for this shows an authorized signature for John Appleseed, with 448 as the security code.

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    $\begingroup$ I indeed seem to have that credit card laying around here. Thanks for the help! :-) $\endgroup$ Jun 29, 2018 at 20:25

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