I have just been horrified to receive a new credit card through the post with the latest Contactless technology embedded in the chip! I knew that my current card on that account was due to expire, but I really didn't want one of these.
I watched a documentary about them a while back which proved that these cards are emitting a signal which could be picked up by someone walking past one closely with a special reader - so someone just has to bump against me in the street, and they could have my information...
Now I know that I don't live in a huge metropolis which is heaving with the criminally minded, but I am not taking chances with this. It is safely put away in a box in the desk, and will only be used, as it normally is, for purchases made at home. I am definitely not walking around with it in my bag.
1 hour ago