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Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Snorvey
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Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby Snorvey » September 9th, 2019, 4:50 pm

Knock knock

Who's there?

Big Ish

Big Ish who?

Sorry mate, I've nae change.
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S'alright, contactless will be fine sir.

Balls.

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby stevensfo » September 10th, 2019, 8:09 pm

Snorvey wrote:Knock knock

Who's there?

Big Ish

Big Ish who?

Sorry mate, I've nae change.
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S'alright, contactless will be fine sir.

Balls.


Another reason I limit the use of debit cards and contactless in particular.
How long before these card readers are available on Ebay and the software hacked?

Steve

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby swill453 » September 10th, 2019, 8:16 pm

stevensfo wrote:How long before these card readers are available on Ebay and the software hacked?

Well it's been around for over a decade with (as far as I can see) no major issue with fraud, so seems to be at least as secure as other bank payment methods.

Scott.

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby richfool » September 10th, 2019, 8:45 pm

I'm wary where I wave or use my cards.

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby csearle » September 10th, 2019, 8:51 pm

richfool wrote:I'm wary where I wave or use my cards.
Not just your cards. :(

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby stevensfo » September 10th, 2019, 8:58 pm

swill453 wrote:
stevensfo wrote:How long before these card readers are available on Ebay and the software hacked?

Well it's been around for over a decade with (as far as I can see) no major issue with fraud, so seems to be at least as secure as other bank payment methods.

Scott.


Maybe it is, but it's also a personal thing, and I have rather strict policies on privacy and data protection.

Steve

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby sunnyjoe » September 11th, 2019, 12:10 pm

swill453 wrote:
stevensfo wrote:How long before these card readers are available on Ebay and the software hacked?

Well it's been around for over a decade with (as far as I can see) no major issue with fraud, so seems to be at least as secure as other bank payment methods.

Scott.


It might not be major fraud but it's very easy to steal money with contactless cards. My father-in-law's card was stolen as he lay dying in hospital and it wasn't discovered until the next statement was received. Lots of ~£20 purchases all around town. All repaid by the bank now so the cost socialised to all of us customers and shareholders.

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Re: Big Issue sellers to accept contactless payments

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Postby AsleepInYorkshire » September 12th, 2019, 11:49 pm

Snorvey wrote:Knock knock

Who's there?

Big Ish

Big Ish who?

Sorry mate, I've nae change.
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S'alright, contactless will be fine sir.

Balls.

Knock knock!

Who's there?

"Me ... jus me"

Earlier today I fell. And before I hit the concrete someone caught me. Lucky them. How fortunate they were to rescue me. All their good luck. Of course I didn't need to be saved. I was in complete control.

Knock knock ! ... who's there ... "Me"

AiY


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