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Contactless credit card protection - £5.00 @ Kickstarter

£5.00 @ kickstarter
Seen this looks very smart and good quality I've ordered one and it's up to 50% off, ok it's on kickstarter but still worth a punt and it's British, made in the UK. Read More
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5m, 3w agoFound 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Seen this looks very smart and good quality I've ordered one and it's up to 50% off, ok it's on kickstarter but still worth a punt and it's British, made in the UK.

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#1
Is there any point to these?
#2
Can we post kickstarter deals I've seen some? I hope so, looked a good one ideal xmas present I thought.
1 Like #3
Well I saw the video and not too happy my card could be read with phone. I knwo a friend who had his card skimmed and its not so much about the money as all the hassle of changing data and stuff he was without a card for weeks and had to contact all the credit reporting agencys. I think the for the grief factor alone it's worth it.
#4
yeah but there was a which reference?
#5
WHICH sorry
5 Likes #6
spend 60p on a roll of foil, take small piece of foil, line the inside of your wallet/purse with foil, job done
1 Like #7
A person who I know showed me how easy it was to get information from these cards, my card was in my wallet ,he scanned is phone over my wallet ,and it got all my details from my card ,obviously not the pin number , I went to my bank and got mine and my wifes card changed, why do banks put this on when you haven't asked for it
2 Likes #8
Method to avoid the need to spend money on stuff like this. Will take 10 mins and a few pence.

1. Take some cardboard (cereal packet thickness).
2. Cut it so it is twice the size of a debit card (so it folds round the card like a book).
3. Get some kitchen foil and sticky tape, and cover both sides of the cardboard with foil. Use extra sticky tape to cover the foil to stop it ripping.
4.Put bank card inside foil covered card, and now apply sticky tape to lower side and bottom so you can slide your card in/out of the cover.
5. Put card in wallet. Do a test somewhere to make sure your card can't be read.

Job done.
#9
wasn't this plugged over the weekend and deleted because it was self promotion?
#10
looked it up on wiki and it said some could be read upto 60 ft ??
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification
I dunno I thought its made in the UK video looked good, so gets my vote I will ask the campaign a question if foil is any good. I seen some people with sleeves for their cards but that looked a right faff.
#11
If it's just cardboard and foil, why don't banks provide us with something similar?
#12
Other option is to carry two cards with contactless payment on them, in my experience the machine prompts of two cards found.
#13
Don't know if they can still be wirelessly stolen though.
#14
majortom
If it's just cardboard and foil, why don't banks provide us with something similar?

Metro Bank does, for FREE
1 Like #15
use android pay..problem solved
#16
joyf4536
majortom
If it's just cardboard and foil, why don't banks provide us with something similar?
Metro Bank does, for FREE

They all will if fraud / theft continues as it might be hassle to the consumer to get the theft sorted out, but it's money to the banks paying the customer services people on the other end of the phone, and the refund money has to come from somewhere too..
8 Likes #17
Wearing a tin foil hat stops them reading your mind for the pin number---stay safe whilst shopping I do!
#18
has no one heard of personal space, the range on these things is tiny so for someone to get up on your wallet/purse/pocket they really need to be up in your grill. Wouldn't that be suspicious to begin with?
#19
Look at the black nails on this man cold for me
#20
djames108
has no one heard of personal space, the range on these things is tiny so for someone to get up on your wallet/purse/pocket they really need to be up in your grill. Wouldn't that be suspicious to begin with?


Someone sees you take your wallet out, pay for something, then put the wallet away, they then know which pocket to brush past with the scanner, all be done in a matter of seconds, especially at christmas time, busy high streets etc, prime location, while reports are low for this it's still a possibility
4 Likes #21
The contactless myths

A fraudster can steal my details from my contactless card.
Fact

You have to be extremely close to someone for their gadget to be able to read your card - and even then all they would ever get is the card number and expiry date.

That’s the same information you see by simply looking at the front of any card.

There’s no way anyone can get the security code on the back of the card, your name and address, or bank account details.

The vast majority of online retailers require additional details like these and others to make a purchase.

Rumour

A fraudster could take money from my card just by bumping into me in the street or on public transport.
Fact

It’s not possible simply to ‘steal’ cash from a contactless card – money has to go through the card system.

First, you have a retail account to get any money from a card payment. There are thorough security checks before these can be set up and new accounts are monitored for any suspicious activity.

Then, every card payment is fully traceable, right through to the recipient account. That means mean if any fraud were reported the recipient could be easily identifiable – and the money taken back.

Finally, a contactless card has to be used in a specific way to work. That means it can only be a few centimetres away from the card reader and not near any metal objects, like keys and mobile phones, or indeed any other contactless card. And the fraudster will need to know where your card is.

So waving a card reader about in the street or on a train couldn’t take a payment from passers-by.

There’s never been any verified report of this ever happening in the UK.
#22
ando
djames108
has no one heard of personal space, the range on these things is tiny so for someone to get up on your wallet/purse/pocket they really need to be up in your grill. Wouldn't that be suspicious to begin with?


Someone sees you take your wallet out, pay for something, then put the wallet away, they then know which pocket to brush past with the scanner, all be done in a matter of seconds, especially at christmas time, busy high streets etc, prime location, while reports are low for this it's still a possibility


my wallets always in my trouser pocket so someone touching my leg would set off a warning :p
Plus unless your a freak and love black Friday etc who would be anywhere near a giant crowded mess where everyone is pushing and shoving.
#23
Holders of contactless bank cards could be exposed to the risk of fraud as thieves can use scanners to steal account details, consumer group Which? has warned.It said thieves could exploit a security flaw to steal key data from contactless debit and credit cards even when they are in the holder's wallet. Tests show that thieves armed with scanners can capture the numbers and expiry dates on the cards and use them for online purchases.At least 58million of the cards are in circulation, with total spending reaching £2.32billion last year.So are contactless cards safe – and if you use them how can you help protect yourself against fraud?
1 Like #24
If you do want one of these and I would recommend it, you can get 5 for 1.49 or so off ebay. They're just small plastic card wallets lined as such to block signal. Simplistic really.

Bit curious how they will perform on kickstarter with this in mind, its not exactly an exclusive patient.
#26
The main difference here is that this is a card you can put in your normal wallet or purse. All of the other things are individual wallets or sleeves that you slide your card in to.

It also IS the "deal" that was deleted over the weekend because I remember noticing it when it was first posted ..
#27
all you have to do is break the rfid antenna on your card. happened to mine after it went through the wash a few too many times and cracked.
also the post with the "facts" is a bit misleading. it implies someone cant steal your money if they have taken your card details but they can easily put that on a blank card or other rfid tag and then go spending with no pin required.
#28
I just asked the bank to deactivate the contactless. Hardly ever used it.
#29
http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/money/money-tips/beware-of-this-new-type-of-contactless-card-fraud-11364041111515
Right so I read through and watched the videos and the cards can be read and seem to give much more informaion than the front of the card. The Which report made payments with the details they took
The video on the campaign shows your card transaction history so I think that could be useful to someone.
Ok if I accept that tin foil works or helps I aint gonna do what punnet says and do all that bother- geeze lousie
djames I was pick pocketed in london you never know when it happens so this to me is easier. I can't se how havjng two cards helps because I have read where payment is taken from one card and not the one you intended so.

Anyway I voted it becaue it seems a good deal to me and was half price. I need contactless when I go to london so getting it deactivated doesn't make any sense and it was made in UK so im buying british not imported.

Edited By: flamefix on Nov 08, 2016 01:47: spelling!
#30
decepticon_shadow
I just asked the bank to deactivate the contactless. Hardly ever used it.
You have to go to your bank and change your card for a new one, they take your card and a new one arrived in the post took three days then another day for the pin to arrive
#31
brockware
decepticon_shadow
I just asked the bank to deactivate the contactless. Hardly ever used it.
You have to go to your bank and change your card for a new one, they take your card and a new one arrived in the post took three days then another day for the pin to arrive
I didn't get any of that. Contactless doesn't work still.

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