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Bank claims: RFID cards 'put people at risk of fraud'

Brits could be at risk of incurring fraudulent credit card charges, following the roll-out of contactless technology by financial institutions.

This innovation, which is called radio frequency identification (RFID), has allegedly left people open to having their personal information stolen from fraudsters with contactless card readers.

If this happens, the victim could face bank charges after the criminal visits an internet commerce site that does not ask visitors for the three-digit security code printed on the back of a credit card.

Thieves could also go shopping "all day long in shops with contactless checkouts", Tony Sales, anti-fraud expert from Rid Fraud, told the Sun.

The Daily Mail recommended that people keep their cards wrapped in tin foil or in specially-lined wallets to prevent themselves from falling victim to this crime.

"Nobody really wants this technology yet it is being handed down to us by the banking industry," Bank Machine managing director Ron Delnevo was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

Jennifer Haines
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