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() Scammers armed with only a skimming device and a laptop show how easy it is to steal contactless card data from unwitting shoppers amid fraud 'pandemic' The stunt shows the pair collecting data from shoppers at the Trafford Centre They then use the information to buy an iPhone on Amazon They refunded all the shoppers and the data was destroyed afterwards The video shows the ease with which scammers can steal contactless data An estimated one in 20 have fallen victim to fraud in Britain since 2011 

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Published: 13:54 BST, 5 September 2019 | Updated: 15:05 BST, 5 September 2019

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A pair of scammers have shown how easy it is to steal contactless card data using only a handheld skimming device and a laptop.

The stunt, filmed at Manchester's Trafford Centre, shows the pair walking up behind shoppers and waving the reader over pockets and bags.

The gadget easily scans the card information with none of the shoppers even aware of what has taken place.

The pair use a handheld skimming device to collect contactless data by waving it over shoppers' bags and pockets

The pair use a handheld skimming device to collect contactless data by waving it over shoppers' bags and pockets

The duo then upload the information to a laptop and use it to buy a phone on Amazon.

The basket shows them spending £1,047 with the stolen data.

The shoppers were refunded and the data was

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