Contactless Cards: Easy as 1, 2, 3, Go!
Contactless payment works on your everyday purchases - just tap your card to pay and you're on your way! Speed, Simplicity, and security wherever the contactless symbol is displayed at checkout.
Look for the contactless symbol when paying for items at checkout.
Touch your contactless card against the symbol until light turns green.
The beep indicates successful payment!
New Contactless Technology is Here
Q: How secure are Contactless cards?
A: Contactless cards are safe, highly secure and have the same protection as EMV chip card payment. The data is not in the clear as it once was with a magnetic stripe only contactless cards, so EMV cards are less vulnerable to counterfeit fraud than magnetic stripe cards. Transactions are also crypotgraphically secure and generate a unique code for each transaction. Therefore, issuers can automatically detect and reject any attempt to use the same transaction information more than once.
Q: Are Contactless cards vulnerable to skimming?
A: The risk for skimming is very low for two primary reasons. First, someone would need a genuine acquirer approved point of sale device to read the card. Second, long-range skimmers will not work as you need to be within one to two inches of the card to connect to the communication field. Short-range skimmers will not work as the information accessible through the contactless interface is limited only to a contactless-based payment transaction. For example, personal information such as the cardholder name cannot be read.