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Barclays Customers Beware

May 22, 2012

Barclays have issued 15 million contactless payment cards, and apparently all new Barclays cards will be contactless. It is possible for a fraudster to read your card details by touching your wallet or back pocket with a moble phone or other device. Barclays claim this does not allow the fraudster to make purchases using your card. Others disagree. See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/9163969/Barclays-contactless-cards-exposed-to-fraud.html. or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGWFryVh_oE

Will the government do anything? Watcha this space. Meanwhile Barclays customers could consider wrapping their cards in cooking foil. This would block the radio signal.

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