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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Modern technology has changed the way we interact with the world of retail.

Online shopping and banking have made buying things possible without ever leaving our homes; and now, how we pay for those items is changing too.

Products like coin and google wallet are looking to make a simple swipe, even easier.

"What they're trying to bring forward is a simpler way to secure everything you have in a collective wallet or purse," says Networks Unlimited Director of Managed Services, Robert Benjamin.

But are these 'simplifications' putting your identity at risk?

Grand Junction resident Bud Day says he won't take the chance and prefers to pay his bills the old-fashioned way.

"Right now I'm just going to keep doing what I do, I write my checks to pay my bills, I put them in the mail," says Day. "I know its an antiquated system but it works and I feel more secure doing that."

As the world becomes more digitally intertwined, Benjamin says ways of protecting our data have to keep up.

"It's sort of cops and robbers," says Benjamin. "There are humans on the other side that are trying to think one step ahead."

And he says the attitude of feeling invincible makes it more effortless than ever for potential crooks to be successful.

"I'm just going to swipe this by something and I can walk away with it, well those who want to do harm or steal love that mentality because it just makes it easier for them," says Benjamin.



 
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