Electronic or digital scanners are becoming more prominent. One of the ways you see this is through the use of debit and credit cards. Whether yours has a chip or not, you’ll use a credit card reader to verify your information and your purchase. There are a lot of other uses for a digital scanner other than just verifying your card, though. Here are some of the ways you might come into contact with a digital scanner and what kind of information they gather from you.
As already mentioned, using credit and debit cards almost ensures that you’ve used a card scanner. An estimated 70% of Americans currently have at least a credit card. The magnetic stripe readers you encounter at stores scan the black stripe on the back of the card. This stripe stores your information that you need to make purchases, such as your name and bank account number so that they are able to remove the money from the right account when you use it. The newer chip cards still have that magnetic strip so that if