Easter Crowds and Travellers Are Perfect Target for RFID Theft
Easter Sunday 2016 falls on the 27th March this year and the holiday weekend is set to be a great time for families and friends to spend leisure time getting together to enjoy the warm Spring weather. It is also during these National holidays, however, especially at events and in crowded areas that prove to be most profitable for the more unscrupulous elements intent on stealing your credit card details and identity through an ever growing menace known as RFID theft.
The growing practice amongst thieves with scanning technology means that they are able to obtain the information on your credit cards and duplicate exact replicas without the victim ever knowing that their details have been stolen.
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It has become increasingly used by credit card companies in the last few years and is the same technology that now allows you to pay for small items without the need to put your credit or debit card in a card reader and enter your PIN number. A microchip in the credit card that contains all the information on you and your account is constantly emitting a signal that can be picked up in the shop by specialised scanning technology. But, just as in the same way, RFID technology allows you to make these contactless payment solutions, so thieves with what has been described as fairly simple scanning devices are now able to read the same information emitted from your card and the unsuspecting victims will only become aware of the theft when monies start to disappear from the accounts.
Whilst for many people learning of this form of identity theft for the first time, it may seem like a price too high to pay, just so they can buy their coffee from Starbucks without having to give over their card and enter their PIN, and the fact that knowledge about RFID theft is still not widely known, it is also true that a remedy to the dilemma is simple to implement and the threat can be avoided.
To protect credit cards from the scanners of thieves requires the owner to surround theirs cards by what is known as a Faraday Cage. Named after the English electrical pioneer, a Faraday Cage consists of a wire mesh that surrounds the cards and blocks the radio waves being transmitted through the mesh making the cards impossible to read until they are withdrawn to make a purchase.
A spokesperson for RFID blocking wallet manufacturer Hugh B Hamilton explained, “RFID technology is new to the public, and as such, so are the dangers to security that come with it. We try our best to highlight the dangers whilst at the same time providing an inexpensive and stylish solution that means our customers can get all the benefits of using this new technology but avoid the potential pitfalls and danger of having their identity and card details stolen. National holidays are a time when people like to get out and about in parks and other recreational areas. These are just the places where thieves can be completely anonymous and gain maximum reward.
The Hugh B Hamilton RFID blocking wallet for men is an all leather stylish wallet to hold cash and ID as well as six credit card slots. The wallet contains within its fabric a wire mesh Faraday cage so that the credit cards are protected from unwanted scans by thieves. The black all leather wallet is also embossed with the Hugh B Hamilton logo to give it the designer look that any gentleman would carry.
The spokesperson continued, “It looks just like the all leather designer wallet that it is. The security of RFID blocking technology just makes it safer and protects the user from theft.”
The Hugh B Hamilton RFID blocking wallet for men in a stylish all leather design in black is sold exclusively on Amazon USA and Ebay AUS. For a limited period of time the wallet can be purchased at a considerable discount to its RRP, (recommended retail price).
Hugh B. Hamilton are a family firm of manufacturers and distributors of RFID blocking devices including the RFID blocking wallet for men, sold exclusively on Amazon (US) and eBay Australia.
For more information please see the contact details below or go to the website at http://hughbhamilton.com/
Company Name: Hugh B. Hamilton
Contact Person: Maureen Hamilton
Phone: 1310 619 684
Address:91 Kyeema Crescent
City: Bald Hills