By Jack Newman For Mailonline
Published: 13:54 BST, 5 September 2019 | Updated: 15:05 BST, 5 September 2019
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 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