DON’T LET THIEVES CHIP AWAY AT CARDS

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Streetwatch -

With to­day's tech­nol­ogy, it is easy for crim­i­nals to steal bankcards and ac­cess your ac­counts be­fore you know they are gone, be­cause most cards have the PayPass fea­ture. It is a chip em­bed­ded in the card that al­lows shop­pers to swipe or tap the card for items up to the value of $100 with­out the need for a sig­na­ture or PIN. If you lose the card or have one stolen, make sure you con­tact your bank im­me­di­ately to stop unau­tho­rised trans­ac­tions. Crim­i­nals can make unau­tho­rised trans­ac­tions quickly af­ter cards have been stolen. In some cases, trans­ac­tions worth thou­sands of dol­lars have been made be­fore the vic­tim re­alised the card was miss­ing.

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