Those plastic cards we all carry sure are convenient. I know a lot of people who never carry cash at all thanks to all the progress banks have made with credit, debit and now "contactless" cards.

The "contactless" cards are called "pass" cards, CNP cards or any other variety of names. Crooks, at least some crooks, may call your card, "easy pickings."

Is this all for real or is it just another web based "urban legend?"

Well, "Snopes" says it's a mixture. Of course, that means some of it is true.

Watch the video about this then I'll give you the lowdown on just how much you might need to worry.

First of all, the video you just watched is from 2010. the good news is that many card issuers have upgraded their security on such cards. The bad news is that not ALL of them have done these upgrades.

Here's what "SNOPES" HAS TO SAY ABOUT IT: SNOPES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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