Illegal Credit Card Scanning Makes You Want to Scream!
Illegal credit card scanning has been happening for awhile now, but this TV report really nails it for how it happens and how you can avoid the ‘Thieves that Scan’. I found out about it three years ago and purchased a metal card case to put all my credit cards into. Two years after that we signed up for Nexus passes in Washington State to cross the Canadian border more quickly. When the cards arrived, each was inside a foil lined card case. To me that was proof positive of ‘RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) scanning’ happening.
Even having the cards wrapped in tinfoil will keep them from being scanned. Almost sounds like making a tin foil hat to keep aliens from reading your thoughts…right?
Using a Hotel Key Card as a Credit Card
Watch closely in this video while the speaker scans a credit card, then puts the card info onto a ‘hotel keycard’. The last step is him using that hotel keycard to purchase by sliding it himself on the receiver at McDonald’s. The card is accepted and he walks out with his lunch. Since he slid it himself, no one paid any particular attention to his card. The speaker had permission from his victim, the credit card holder…and the restaurant to show how easy it is in this video.
Tell your spouse, your parents, your grandparents and your friends. No need to ever be scanned illegally again
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