KGO-TV: "Safeway 'Tap to Pay' charges Bay Area woman's credit card while it's still in her purse"
I have requested B/A provide an option for users to opt out of the tap feature. But learned NO bank provides this service.
two and one-half centimeters is about.one inch
a few millimeters should be the maximum distance.
How does it choose the card?
I have about 5 CCs in my wallet.
I select different ones for Gas, Restaurants, etc!
Tap to pay is safer than swiping. It uses a one time code. Swiping reads the actual card number. This issue is such a rare corner case. Probably more common for women who keep their cards in a purse which they move around and set down on things.
I wonder if a wallet with RFID protection prevents this from happening?
Not sure they work, but just in case, my CC’s are in between blocking cards.
I found RFID blocking CC wallets that can’t be read unless the card is completely outside the slot.
Mine is Leather and less than $5 online.