I had just filled up with petrol at a local Woolworths service station and approached the counter to pay. I had a savings account debit card in my hand which doesn’t have a chip. When I went to swipe the card, the read out said ‘pin free day’. I queried it and the operator told that it was already paid.
I left rather puzzled. So when I got home I checked my bank account. There was no debit for the petrol. I then checked my credit card. Sure enough the petrol had been charged to that. My credit card, that does have a chip, never came out of my bag.
I can now see why the ‘wave and go’ method of card payment is being banned in Australia because of the high incident of fraud.
Needless to say I am taking advantage of the special blockit offer and placed an order!!!