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Video: Can magnets really make a credit card unreadable?

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If you expose your credit card to a magnet, will it still work? In an earlier video, Cynthia Drake with CreditCards.com said that it would not, but some viewers disagreed. We set out to find the truth — and the truth took us to a junkyard.

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If you expose your credit card to a magnet, will it still work? In an earlier video, Cynthia Drake with CreditCards.com said that it would not, but many commenters begged to differ. Well, Cynthia stepped up to the challenge, conducting experiments with a refrigerator magnet, a giant junkyard magnet and more to see what the truth really was.

And if you haven’t seen it, be sure to check out the video that started the debate.

 

 

 

 

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