That begs the question, rather than the RFID thief by using a simple RFID reader, aren't they use the best merchant RFID transaction device? Yes, but you'd have to ignore a number of critical factors, including the previous assumption showing how close the thief will have to be to the cards. Remember, merchant readers are only great for a few centimeters. Let's assume that the thief will either be very near the victim's card or has the power to do a long read (maybe a specialized criminal device).
Product owner machines have identifying quantities. If the thief efficiently got the victim's cards to participate in a bogus transaction, the cards holder would eventually survey the fraudulent transaction to their card vendor, who would be able to identify the merchant device involved. Not only anyone can buy and use a merchant device. They need to apply for one. Documents must be reviewed and signed, and the merchant has to have a current, trusted confirmed bank account involved, for ccontinue reading →