Can Criminals Steal Money From Contactless Cards ?

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By Harriet Meyer in SAGA Magazine.

 

Consumers who use contactless debit and credit cards could be at risk of a worrying new scam where thieves can steal money just by walking past them.

Consumers who use contactless debit and credit cards to buy goods or services could be at risk of falling victim to a worrying new scam.

Recent reports suggest that criminals are buying card paypoints, and using them to withdraw money from people’s accounts by waving them close to pockets and bags on trains and other transport.

This scam was flagged in a social media post, picturing a man on a train, wandering near people with one of these portable card terminals – the same as those used in shops to authorise small transactions.

 

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