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Old 02-17-2016, 10:20 AM   #15
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My new Apple phone (6s) has a "Wallet" app built in. It works with Apple Pay and other things. Once you put your Credit Card(s) in, it notifies you every time a transaction is put on your card, of any type. I don't know just how quickly it works, but my Costco transactions show up within an hour of my making them. Not immediate though, as some have mentioned in posts above. Since I don't generally have my cell data on, it may be delayed because of waiting for a wi fi signal. Or maybe it is a text message, I really don't know how it works. But it does work.
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:25 AM   #16
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Hi from AZ. . .I agree, one of the most annoying things going today !. . .My wife had a charge show up on her AMEX card for a flight from Houston to Mumbai, via Mombasa for $5k, IN THREE WEEKS TIME. when we suggested they they show up at IAH and arrest whoever showed up with said ticket, they 'oh no, that's not how it works' WHY NOT ? the most ridiculous one I've ever heard, and I used to feel a little safer using AMEX, but not anymore. OK, rant over, thanx. . . regards, Craig
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:31 AM   #17
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I'm not so sure the new chipped cards work any better! Back in September, exactly one week after receiving and activating my new chipped card, my second charge to the card was fraudulent. It had been out of my wallet once to fill up my truck at a gas station. I never swipe at the pump rather go into the cashier and specify a $$ amount.
It wasn't until I received my statement that I was made aware of the charge! How the heck? I know this sounds like a conspiracy theory, but the only thing I can think of is there was a camera watching the transaction.
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:02 AM   #18
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I thought about black or duct Tape over the numbers... But the oozing tape adhesive would make quite a mess��

I hear, Even someone walking by with a skimmer device can read the cards.. Increasing fraud...IMHO

Perhaps that is how they skimmed
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:14 AM   #19
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I use a stainless steel wallet that is advertised to prevent skimming. It seems to work— as evidenced by the fact that I carry a keycard for the proximity reader at my apartment complex's vehicle gate, and I can't just hold up my wallet to the card reader to gain entry; I have to remove the card, or at least open the wallet for the reader to read the card. As long as the wallet is closed, the signal is blocked.

But if you don't want to go that route, you can also buy foil-backed cardboard sleeves for your cards that will do the same thing. When I was still working for a living, my Department of Defense ID card— which had both a chip and a magnetic strip— was issued with just such a sleeve for when we traveled.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...DQ95DC4SVHZ2T5
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Old 02-21-2016, 09:23 AM   #20
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Thanks, Protagonist!
There is also a set with passport protector
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Old 02-21-2016, 01:03 PM   #21
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We use this type of wallet to prevent skimming, though we have yet to test the shielding ourselves:

For him: Pacsafe Rfidsafe V100, Black, One Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MOF7E7G

For her: Pacsafe Rfidsafe V250, Black, One Size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MOF7OFI

Not cheap, but they are also nice wallets anyway.
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Well, not black tape... But.. Our Daughter in law gave me this tape Roll last night
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Several years ago on 1 January, we had the usual layover in Newark before flying across the pond to the UK. Some person(s) with a scanner captured the details of all of my credit cards while we were walking. They got busy and the banks responded. When we landed 7+ hours later, we had no operational credit cards and no liability form the fraudulent charges.

Two days before we left on that trip, our new card for a new account was compromised before being put in the mail before we even got it, it was an inside job at the bank.....
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I use a stainless steel wallet that is advertised to prevent skimming. It seems to work— as evidenced by the fact that I carry a keycard for the proximity reader at my apartment complex's vehicle gate, and I can't just hold up my wallet to the card reader to gain entry; I have to remove the card, or at least open the wallet for the reader to read the card. As long as the wallet is closed, the signal is blocked.

But if you don't want to go that route, you can also buy foil-backed cardboard sleeves for your cards that will do the same thing. When I was still working for a living, my Department of Defense ID card— which had both a chip and a magnetic strip— was issued with just such a sleeve for when we traveled.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...DQ95DC4SVHZ2T5
I wonder if cutting a piece of foil and placing it in the folding money part of your wallet would prevent skimming as long as the wallet is folded.
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This is a quick course..
http://www.theinfomine.com/2010/05/0...ocking-wallet/
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Also check out "instructables.com"
And I like this... https://www.ridgewallet.com/?gclid=C...FQyNaQodfwALQw
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What's not to like? It comes in an aluminum finish!
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My wife had her credit card stolen, but I didn't report it because the person that stole it spends less than she does! Sorry, just trying to lighten the mood.
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