Be aware of contactless card scams
Dean Dunham was back in the LBC studios again this week talking to Clive Bull on LBC’s Consumer Hour show. This week’s talking point was about payment card cloning involving contactless card payments.
Dean highlights the issue and advises consumers to be vigilant when using them, telling people to keep hold of cards and never give your card to a shopkeeper, waitress or barmen to be scanned. If you hand over your contactless card, you instantly become vulnerable to having your card scanned and cloned.
Who is at risk from contactless cloning scams?
Contactless cloning scams involve contactless payment systems which include; debit cards, credit cards, smart cards, and devices, including mobile and smartphones that use near field communication (NFC) or radio-frequency identification (RFID) for making secure payments.
Dean gives sound advice to those who have contactless cards who are at risk of being scammed and having your card cloned.
“Never hand your card over to someone,” Dean says. “If they [retailer] say, “I’ll take that to scan it,” just say no.”
“There are also products on the market that you can put the card into which provides a barrier stopping the electronic device sending a transmission to clone the card, Dean Dunham adds.”
For more information on how you can prevent being scammed when using your contactless card, please click the video link below.