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Contactless bank cards

(6 Posts)
mags1234 Thu 24-Nov-16 13:42:29

A warning to others!
I had my contactless bank card compromised last week while it was in my possession. I only knew when the fraud squad phoned and luckily they were on the ball. My card had been used numerous times that day for on line purchases I had nt done, and they were trying to get withdrawals of £3k.
Seemingly there is a machine you can buy which reads contactless cards by standing next to someone!
I beg of you to buy these wee envelopes you can buy cheaply, eg from Amazon , which does not allow this. I've got mine now. Take care!

Jane10 Thu 24-Nov-16 14:01:40

Gosh. Another thing to worry about. Thanks for the warning!

nanaK54 Thu 24-Nov-16 14:05:40

How awful and yes thanks for the warning

ninathenana Thu 24-Nov-16 16:01:40

I have mine in a metal case. Another way to combat this is to wrap the card in foil. A useful temporary measure.

Ana Thu 24-Nov-16 16:10:17

I knew those cards were a bad idea!

TerriBull Thu 24-Nov-16 16:49:26

I had heard about this sort of thing happening. Like ninathenana has stated above I also read that you can wrap cards in foil to protect them from being accessed in the way mags described. What a performance though shock