Do Your Credit Cards Broadcast Your Personal Information to Others?

By Dr. John Reizer

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If you’re like a lot of people, you have probably thought about the risks of identity and credit card theft. Someone can steal your personal information, set up bogus accounts in your name and begin spending your hard earned money. Once your identity has been compromised by a clever thief, you’re left with the arduous tasks of trying to repair your credit and trying to stop future credit and identity problems.

I have had numerous patients, through the years, come into my professional office and tell me that their credit card information had been compromised at a convenience store, gas station, grocery stand, or at an ATM machine. In most situations the individuals never knew that any type of theft had even occurred.

As technology continues to become more complex, the types of crimes continue to become equally complex. Recently, I came across an interesting story that discussed how newer credit cards are capable of broadcasting a radio frequency to merchants that are collecting payments from consumers. Although this is probably a very convenient way to pay for items you are purchasing, it also opens the door for identity thieves to steal your credit card numbers and other important information without you even knowing that your information has been compromised.

Take a look at the video attached to this link. I am interested to know what my readers think about this subject.

What do you have to say about identity theft?