I hope this is genuine - and the card isn't hiding its contactless nature.....😉
For those not familiar with the arguments against contactless....
i) Money can be taken without the approval of the holder.
With PIN, the holder has to authorise payment explicitly.
Maybe Cards can be scanned and cloned - maybe not.
But we DO know that Transport for London warns against "card clash".
Some of us have lost our contactless card - which has then been used unlawfully by the finder - twice.
ii) Refunds are usually given - but understandably, the issuer wants to go through some checks - 20 minutes and more on the phone.....
How much time is saved by contactless ? 2 seconds ? 3 seconds ?
Is the time-saving reallly worth it ?????
But hey, as long as people have a choice again, that's the main thing.