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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 or

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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