RFID Blocking Products
So how does RFID technology work, anyway? Today there are many personal items that are embedded with RFID chips, including passports and credit cards. This technology allows information to be passed from the chip to a device wirelessly and without any physical contact, making purchases and identification easy and convenient. However, since information can be easily scanned or electronically pickpocketed, securing the information on these items has become essential. To combat this, Shielded Wallets has created products to protect against electronic pickpocketing and secure your personal information with our RFID blocking technology.
How RFID Blocking Works
Shielded Wallets have unique RFID blocking material that blocks the electromagnetic seeking signal that scanners need to communicate with RFID chips in your personal items. Items that have embedded RFID chips that need protection include (but aren’t limited to):
- Smart Entry Cards
- Credit Cards
- Enhanced Drivers Licenses (EDLs)
- Transit Cards
Credit Card and Passport Vulnerabilities
For a couple hundred dollars, readers that can skim passport and credit card information can easily be purchased. These readers can skim information such as credit card number, expiration date and name from your credit card, as well as country of origin and other personal information from your passport. The readers are small and easily concealed, making electronic pickpocketing prime in crowded areas like subways, elevators, concerts, airports and more.
Don’t wait until you’re recovering from ID or credit card theft. Whether you’re preparing to travel to another country or just carry an RFID embedded item, don’t risk the chance of electronic pickpocketing. Explore our products and find the RFID blocking product that you fits your needs today