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Post: #1   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:53 am Reply with quote
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A couple of weeks ago I was made aware that criminals are using contact less payment devices to steal money from peoples accounts.

They have a device that looks like a mobile phone, but is has three coloured buttons just like a card payment machine.

This is how they do it, they type in an amount usually around the Ä20 to Ä30 mark on the device.

Then they walk past someone with the device held at the height of your back pocket, as close as they can so the device takes a payment from the card.

This can happen anywhere at any time and you will not know about it till you get your bank statement, which by then is to late the money has gone.

I have just purchased a RFID proof wallet to keep my cards in when I am out of the house.

Just a heads up for all the members about this way of stealing from people
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:28 pm Reply with quote
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Coincidentally, I got an email about SECRID wallets just this morning. Very Happy

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It appears this is nigh on impossible
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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:39 pm Reply with quote
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Especially if you've got two such cards in your wallet - they both are activated when held near such a scanner, so the details from one cannot be distinguished from the data of both.

As you say, you can get wallets/purses/bags with 'RFID safe' sections - but this is mainly an advertising ploy, but yu're much more likelyto get your wallet/purse holding cards pinched than (hypothetically) scanned.

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