on 19-09-2017 03:10 PM
Chat isn't available at present so I'm asking here.
I would like to disable paywave or whatever Bankwest calls it.
I have been able to do that on my Commonwealth Bank Visa card but can't see anywhere to do it with the Bankwest Mastercard.
There have been a number of times where the card has been detected by a terminal before I have deliberately used it and I have had to cancel a transaction.
Once the terminal at a Petrol Station wanted me to pay for someone elses fuel, I heard the beep and the operator was able to cancel it.
I don't trust the function.
My alternative is to not use the card or punch out the rfid module.
on 19-09-2017 04:04 PM
Hi @Talbs, thanks for your question in regards to this. Contactless payments are a permanent feature of your Mastercard credit card and cannot be turned off, however you can choose not to complete a contactless transaction by swiping or inserting your card instead. Your card cannot be accidentally charged by walking past a contactless reader, as your Mastercard has to touch the reader in order to work.
on 20-09-2017 07:41 AM
Thanks for your reply.
I am interested in what you said about having to touch the reader because I have had an instance when using a Comm Bank Visa card where I hadn't touched the reader and it registered.
I thought I had the same thing occur with the Mastercard so I will see what happens next time.
I just read the Bankwest article on how it works, probably should have found that first :-)
Could swiping or inserting the card be regarded as touching (did it detect the chip first) or does it have to be in a certain location on the reader?
on 21-09-2017 03:39 PM