Contactless Payment Card Fraud Issue You Might Not Know About

Today the upper limit for contactless transactions rises from £20 to £30. While some worry about high tech fraudsters lifting card details there is a much simpler risk to be aware of.

If you hand your card to bar staff and they use contactless payment then you might want a receipt. Especially if they don’t ask to use contactless or don’t show you the amount. This is unfortunately far too common.

The receipt you get may not be a customer receipt. It is often a copy of the merchant receipt. The merchant receipt has your full card details on it. The card number isn’t part blanked out as with a customer receipt.

Make sure you check your receipt and destroy it if it contains your card details.

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