Can someone read information off my contactless credit or debit card without my knowledge?

Since the cards are designed to be read within five centimeters from the terminal, a criminal would have to get extremely close to you with a reader.

But remember, the issuer of your card and the payment brands have put security measures in place to protect you, so even in the unlikely event that a criminal has read something off your contactless card, he or she can't do anything with it.

For more information, visit the Web site in your country for Visa or MasterCard,,

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