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Paying With A Smartphone Can Be Safer Than Using A Credit Card

By: Paula Ebben, CBS Boston

When it comes to buying your coffee, gas, or groceries, the future is now. There have never been more options to pay with a smartphone.

Despite the convenience, there are many consumers who still worry about the safety of these transactions.

Cumberland Farms launched “Smart Pay” earlier his year. This program allows consumers to download an app and pay for their gasoline ahead of time at their Massachusetts stores.

“We found that customers who use it, once they are comfortable with it, and they are comfortable with the security and everything, they keep coming back and they like the convenience,” explained Dave Banks.

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