Contactless payments may be convenient – but they also make it easier to overspend.
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With home-made sleight-of-hand, it’s possible that the cardholder may buy more than they bargained for.
A loophole in a change to contactless card to prevent fraud had this security sleuth on the case.
Who pays, and who gains?
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