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9:57 am on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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


Agreed.

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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?
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... 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.
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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.
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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.
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What about Stephen Hawking?
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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..
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>>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.
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>>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.
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What about Stephen Hawking?


He would just pay for it in an alternate universe.
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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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