Consumer Champ says New Chips in Credit Cards are Working

It’s been more than two years that credit card companies began inserting computer chips in credit cards to protect them against theft.

The Director of the Bucks County Department of Consumer Protection, Mike Bannon says, thefts are down thanks to the updated technology.

“I’m happy to say now that the radio frequency chip has been in the credit cards, we’ve definitely seen a decline breaches at point of sales at the major retailers, which is really a good thing.”

Bannon, a guest on WNPV’s AM Edition every Tuesday morning says if consumer have any questions or want brochures from a wide variety of consumer protection, they can call his office at 215-348-6060.