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New Stick-On Credit Card For Contactless Payment
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msg:4442908
 9:57 am on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

New Stick-On Credit Card For Contactless Payment [bbc.co.uk]
The latest salvo in the battle to launch a digital wallet has been unveiled - with a mini, stick-on credit card.

Barclaycard is hoping that UK customers attach the extra card to their mobile phones and use them at "contactless" terminals for everyday purchases.

This wave-and-pay technology has been in place for a few years.



This contactless technology does concern me, especially when you're in close company situations, such as an elevator, or public place. All it takes is a a thief to be close enough to the contactless technology to do the deed.

 

Marshall




msg:4443020
 3:08 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

All it takes is a a thief to be close enough to the contactless technology to do the deed.


Agreed.

Marshall

incrediBILL




msg:4443261
 4:46 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

If I'm not mistaken the contactless pay systems use a special CC number that only authorizes small amounts vs. the normal swipe scanning methods.

... and a PIN # for all CC transactions, like ATM transactions, completely thwarts the thieves so why aren't all CC transactions PIN confirmed?

topr8




msg:4443280
 7:01 am on Apr 20, 2012 (gmt 0)

... and a PIN # for all CC transactions, like ATM transactions, completely thwarts the thieves so why aren't all CC transactions PIN confirmed?


they are in europe, in my b&m business, we've only been accepting PIN confirmed transactions for some years.

piatkow




msg:4444243
 1:50 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)


we've only been accepting PIN confirmed transactions for some years.

Do you mean that you refuse chip and signature cards? They are rare but refusal would be a breach of disability discrimination rules.

incrediBILL




msg:4444303
 3:37 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

They are rare but refusal would be a breach of disability discrimination rules.


Since when are requiring secure payment methods to avoid being defrauded considered discrimination?

Accepting credit cards isn't a requirement in the first place.

FWIW, I've watched someone with no hands and no prosthetics type in a PIN # checking out at a grocery store, just using his stump, and that's a pretty severe handicap. I've also worked for part owner of a company that was a quadriplegic who could also manage to enter a PIN #, might take a bit, but he could do it.

lawman




msg:4444336
 5:25 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

What about Stephen Hawking?

Leosghost




msg:4444345
 5:32 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

He has someone to pay for things and use his card etc for him..the job of "personal assistant" to Stephen Hawking was advertised again recently..about $30,000.00 pa IIRC..

topr8




msg:4444352
 5:49 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

>>Do you mean that you refuse chip and signature cards? They are rare but refusal would be a breach of disability discrimination rules.

to be honest with you, this has never arisen.
... although i find it difficult to imagine a disability where you can write a signature but are unable to tap in a PIN number.

lawman




msg:4444501
 3:29 am on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

>>He has someone to pay for things and use his card etc for him

I was trying to be funny responding to incrediBILL. My humor fell flat, as usual. Sorry, y'all carry on.

incrediBILL




msg:4444534
 6:21 am on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

What about Stephen Hawking?


He would just pay for it in an alternate universe.

piatkow




msg:4444564
 7:57 am on Apr 24, 2012 (gmt 0)



Since when are requiring secure payment methods to avoid being defrauded considered discrimination?

@incrediBILL: since Her Majesty gave Royal Assent to the appropriate Act of Parliament. I was explicitly responding to a post about usage in the UK.

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