If it gets scammed, then that card is (was) your only direct access to your bank account. At best, it's 2 weeks of not being able to get any cash out of an ATM, or do chip+pin in Tesco.
Nothing like my experiences.
I have had my debit cards hacked twice, both times Barclays contacted me about suspicious transactions. The money was refunded immediately and I had a new card within 48hrs. Why would it take 2 weeks to get a new card?