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Contactless Credit Card Popularity Soars During Pandemic; Stay Vigilant for Scammers

Contactless credit cards have become an extremely popular way to pay during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to industry experts. The technology allows you to wave your credit and debit cards over a device and pay without touching anything at the register. But consumers should still be vigilant for scammers.

Banks said the use of contactless payment options have surged 150% since March. If you have a card with a little WiFi symbol on it, that means you have the technology.

“There’s been a huge uptick in the past four or five months as you might imagine. People liked using it, now it’s, you have to touch less contactless to still make a payment,” said Don Bush of Chargebacks 911.

Bush said scammers are also counting on more people using these cards. They could have devices which can read the signal from your credit or debit card…  ABC7 News

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