Data harvesting by app
Some people fear that criminals could harvest data from their card using special apps. To do so, they would simply have to be standing close enough to their victim – and away they go! “Yes, it is possible in principle to read the expiration date and card number. This information alone is not enough to commit fraud, however.” Here, too, coins and other cards make it difficult to connect the card to a smartphone. Furthermore, the name, CVV code and past transactions cannot be harvested from UBS cards.