What you should know about making a contactless payments
How easy is it to get at data stored on your contactless bank card, it’s easy than you think.
Card data scanned without authorisation
BBC Rip Off Britain investigate how easy it is to use your bank card data scanned using a smart phone, all this is possible with shocking results. The security expert makes an Amazon online payment using the scanned card data.
BBC Rip Off Britain
Watch this YouTube video regarding RFID thefts and how easy a security expert clones, copies and makes payments using easy to buy and make scanners. This information is not hard to find and easily make you understand why you should be using RFID shielding. The video also talks about using aluminium foil, this works but only for some frequencies and does not protect all cards. Please read our other post on aluminium foil and why it doesn’t work
via ▶ RFID – The Risk inside your credit card – – YouTube.
Article on the the Mail Online showing how contactless payment cards can be copied and cloned in a mater of minutes, including some real life examples of where this has been used to defraud customers or stores out of money. Even some accidental use of these cards meaning some customers are even being charged more than once for payments intended for the customers Oyster cards on London buses.
- Modified mobile phones can strip card details in seconds
- Card-holders could be ‘robbed’ by people next to them on train
- Oyster readers on buses mistakenly charge bank cards