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    • By MSE Megan F 23rd Feb 18, 3:25 PM
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    MSE News: Card schemes to tackle contactless flaw
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    • 23rd Feb 18, 3:25 PM
    MSE News: Card schemes to tackle contactless flaw 23rd Feb 18 at 3:25 PM
    Card schemes are taking action to deal with a security flaw which means lost or stolen contactless cards can be used AFTER they've been cancelled but some of the changes will take months to come in and cards will continue to be usable in some cases...
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    'Visa, Mastercard and American Express act to tackle contactless card security flaw'

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    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 23rd Feb 18, 3:35 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 18, 3:35 PM
    How many end customers have lost money after the card has been cancelled ?
    Queue lots of complaints from those wanting a contactless card with their basic account
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 23rd Feb 18, 3:59 PM
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    • 23rd Feb 18, 3:59 PM
    For crying out loud! Why is M.S.E. jumping on this old bandwagon yet again. Must we yet again post that it happens with every card as a safeguard against fraud? Spend, cancel the card and the card can still be debited and rightly so! It's not unique to contactless cards!
    Last edited by Anthorn; 23-02-2018 at 4:09 PM. Reason: Last sentence added FYI
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 24th Feb 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 24th Feb 18, 12:48 PM
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    • 24th Feb 18, 12:48 PM
    For crying out loud! Why is M.S.E. jumping on this old bandwagon yet again. Must we yet again post that it happens with every card as a safeguard against fraud? Spend, cancel the card and the card can still be debited and rightly so! It's not unique to contactless cards!
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    I have no idea what you are trying to say there. The problem is that you can report your card as stolen, but the person who has stolen the card can still keep spending on the card months after the card was reported stolen. That's not right.

    Worse, some banks will still keep debiting money from the customers' accounts, even after the card was reported stolen, because they have nothing in place to block those transactions. It's left for the customer to claim the money back.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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