Despite the hype surrounding the Apple Watch, Disney’s MagicBands are already delivering on the promise of wearable payments — and more. But there are still glitches.
Next time you travel, remember this: Hotels are always a hotspot for credit card fraud scams.
Since I’ve spent my share of time traveling over the last few months — for everything from a college buddy’s wedding to a family trip to Disney World – stories about credit card scams at hotels have caught my eye recently. Though the scams feature different clever tactics, each has the same intent: getting a hold of a tourist’s credit card info.
And they all drive the point home that, no matter how tired you are from travel, no matter how crabby your toddler’s being that day, no matter how sunburned you get waiting in line at the water park, you need to keep your guard up when you’re traveling.
The United Kingdom has instituted a new program using biometric technology in identity cards as a means of fighting illegal immigration, terrorism, benefits fraud and identity theft. Imagine if this type of technology was used for credit cards.