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Don’t swipe Ventra cards in your wallet, some say their debit card has been charged instead

Nausheen Husain~Sun-Times

Rolling out a new citywide payment option for public transit is not going to come without its fair share of problems. Getting trapped in turnstyles and confusion about card distribution are obviously problems that are going to surface, but there’s one teensy issue that might be harder to fix.

Chicagoans have taken to Twitter to complain about their debit/credit cards being charged instead of their Ventra card after waving their wallet. This should only affect contactless payment enabled cards. Be on the safe side, take your Ventra card out of your wallet before swiping

DePaul University of all places has provided an explanation: