While there are currently over 100 million RFID-enhanced credit cards in use today, credit card companies continue to replace old cards with the new RFID-embedded smart cards. Most (if not all) credit cards in the near future will be utilizing RFID technology. In order to insure the safety of your personal information stored on these RFID chips, you must be proactive in protecting this information yourself.
Also called contactless identity theft, this type of identity theft occurs when RFID chips embedded within credit cards, e-passports, driver’s licenses, etc., respond to radio frequencies emitted by low-cost and easily-attainable skimming devices used by identity thieves. The radio signal response from the RFID chips often contains the individual’s personal information such as name, birth date, social security number, address, etc.
Data on this subject varies from “about a foot” to hundreds of feet. As technology continues to advance, the distance at which identity thieves can successfully operate will continue to increase.
Our RFID-blocking products protect your electronic data by blocking the radio signal from your credit cards from being detected by thieves standing next to with an RFID reader