Technology is all about convenience; whether it’s keeping us connected, helping us get work done, giving us access to music, movies, and games, or streamlining how we shop and make payments. But when it comes to tap-and-go flash technology for debit and credit cards, do the rewards really outweigh the risks?
The reward is obvious – simply tapping your card when making a purchase at a checkout line or drive-through is easier than swiping the card and then making your way through several prompts and entering your pin number. But is it safe?
Most banks have a cap of $100 on tap technology, making it ideal for small, quick purchases. If you’re making a bigger acquisition, you need to use your card as usual.
Your fears were right, using a tap card is certainly easier for you: but that also means it’s easier for your card to be used when it’s stolen.
Again, this makes shopping a whole lot easier for you, but it also makes it easier for just about anyone to make a purchase with your phone or card.
When it comes to tools like tap-and-go technology for debit cards or streamlined payment methods like Apple Pay on your phone, you need to weigh the risks and exercise proper caution. Do you really need to save an extra minute at the checkout line when it means your funds are more easily accessible to potential thieves?
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