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Postby JCarter » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:26 am

Moneytalks wrote:hmmm, now I will make sure I leave a good tip for the waiter/waitress haha! But seriously, that's not cool to steal someone's info like that...I guess you could just get a new card and dispute the charge...probably no way to catch them too huh?


There are methods to catch them. Like verifying security cameras and such.


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Postby FastSRT8 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:19 am

2percentPlus wrote:If possible, then that would be the wireless RFID type cards, touch and pay. Not the embedded smart chip cards that we only have a few of here.


Thanks for the clarification! I was wondering why my parents were buying these opaque sleeves to store their cards in. I was laughing at them stating it was the most rediculous thing ever. It's supposed to block people from scanning your cards I guess. Still a gimmick if you ask me.
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Postby DavidNY » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:58 pm

Lining a wallet with aluminum foil will block the RFID chip of cards within, and zapping a card with RFID in a microwave oven will fry the chip.

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Postby 2percentPlus » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:38 pm

DavidNY wrote: zapping a card with RFID in a microwave oven will fry the chip.


Cool, I wonder if that would work with a passport

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Postby JCarter » Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:09 pm

2percentPlus wrote:Cool, I wonder if that would work with a passport


It works, but it is a good way to get denied travel.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:19 pm

Agreed. What a hassle it would be to get to the airport and be turned back due to this.
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Postby DavidNY » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:26 pm

I think the worst that could happen would be a trip to secondary security theatre, er, screening, however microwaving is not something I'd recommend doing to a government document.

For a bank card the worst that could happen is the card wouldn't work.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:41 am

with all the paranoia out there in airports, I would not even want to try a stunt like this less I as you say.... enjoy secondary questioning
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Postby JCarter » Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:31 pm

DavidNY wrote:I think the worst that could happen would be a trip to secondary security theatre, er, screening, however microwaving is not something I'd recommend doing to a government document.

For a bank card the worst that could happen is the card wouldn't work.


Incorrect, customs will not allow you out of the country. They can not deny you entry however.

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Postby FastSRT8 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:20 am

JCarter wrote:Batch code reader from the magnetic strip. It reads it from about ~3 feet away.


Wait! Are you telling me a batch code reader can read the info off the magnetic strip from 3' away?
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