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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 03: In this photo illustration credit debit cards are seen on November 3, 2017 in Bristol, England. The Bank of England raised interest rates from a historic low for the first time in ten years this week raising costs of lending and concerns for householder debt. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

If you think you’re safe from fraud when you hand a cashier a credit card, think again. A cashier in Tokyo admitted to using his “photographic memory” to steal the information from customers.

According to People, Yusuke Taniguchi, a store cashier in Tokyo, was able to grab the information of over 1300 customers. He then used the cards for shopping online. After Taniguchi’s recent arrest, police found a notebook containing credit card numbers, names, security codes, and expiration dates. He was able to gather all that information in the short time it took for customers to make a transaction where he worked.

Even though Taniguchi claims to have used “photographic memory,” experts explain that there is no evidence that photographic memory exists. However, Eidetic memory, which is when someone can recall an image after seeing it once, does.

Other experts think Yusuke Taniguchi was just an expert memorizer.