Suzi (31 March 2011)
"To Carl re: Tap & Go"
We've had that technology for awhile now
(in the US). They have shown commercials for it, with a jogger coming
into a coffee shop, tapping his credit card onto a device and running
on his way. They've also done expose's on news tv programs about how
easily 'cyber crooks' can 'snag' your info by just buying one of the
machines that 'takes credit cards' (like any business) and setting up a
system that can be carried in a small brief case, and 'grab' bank info
(basically make a withdrawl as if you purchased something from them.
It's become such a real issue, that now one of the latest "As Seen On
TV" products is the 'alumi-wallet'. It's a specially made hard case
wallet that keeps credit cards safe, from the elements as well has
identity thieves and the like!
We are much closer to the 'mark' that ever now!