Go Metro Transit. Due to new Federal guidelines regarding subsidized transit passes. Flash Passes online and load both onto one TAP card! Go Metro transit passes give UCLA riders the convenience of an unlimited quarterly pass at a significantly reduced fare. The MTA is making it easier to file a claim if the 30-day unlimited MetroCard ® or 7-day Express Bus Plus MetroCard you purchased with a credit or debit card at an MTA vending machine is ever lost or stolen.
Most major Canadian banks and credit unions have rolled out contactless credit and debit cards across the country. They began issuing them in 2011 but the cards are starting to become widespread.
If you check your wallet, you probably have a credit or debit card that uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) for making contactless payments. “We’ve experienced a 150 per cent year-over-year growth in Interac Flash from 2014 to 2015,” according to Teri Murphy, senior manager, corporate and stakeholder relations of Interac Association. Instead of entering your pin or signing a receipt, you just place the card on the terminal and tap. It’s convenient for the merchant and consumer, but it may make it easier for thieves to get your credit card information. Despite the convenience, these types of credit cards could also make you vulnerable to being skimmed without it ever leaving your pocket. According to Chester Wisniewski, a senior security adviser at the cyber security company Sophos, stealing someone’s credit card information is “as simple as loading an app onto your Android Smartphone and tapping it.” The fraudster doesn’t have to physically steal your credit card to make an electronic pickpocket.