posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 10:15 PM
My mom just got a call today by RBC asking that she calls a phone number to recieve important information concerning her bank card. So she called the
number and it was automated and said that she used her card at some place that was under investigation (card fraud is assumed). It did not
say her card was deactivated.
Then she called the bank and talked to a real person, the person on the other end said my moms card was deactivated because of some widespread card
fraud. The NEW card she HAS to get has the chip, I'm not certain if its the RFID chip or the old phone card type of chip with the contact pads (I
will find out tomorrow). The place that was under investigation was not named, other then the fact that illegal card readers were used two weeks
ago! and then she gets called after the fact. Two weeks is long enough to forget where you used your card, alot of fraud can happen in two weeks.
So why two weeks? They could have just asked, instead, they use a coverstory to force the chipped card.
Its not that I think the chip is the mark of the beast, its that it can be read at a distance of 10-50 feet compared to needing intimate contact, its
the difference between a gun and a knife. If it wasn't bad enough with a magnetic strip, now they made it alot more easy to get the info and get away
leaving no trace. This way there is no evedence left behind, no card reader, finger prints, software or witnesses
I have an RBC bank card too, but I don't use it other then at the bank its self to take out "real" cash, I wonder how long it will take them to
come up with some way to get me to use the chip. A PS3 would be nice, since I can use a faraday shield to block any attempts at my card.
Posting this just so you know whats going on