RFID Skimming..Just What It Is, And How You Can Prevent it

 

In the world of travel there is always something new whether it be good or bad. Sadly, there is a scam out there that puts you and your personal details at risk. Namely, personal details that are stored in the chips on your credit cards and your passport. And that is not where it ends…

RFID tags are intelligent bar codes that can talk to a networked system to track whatever needs to be tracked. RFID tags are tracking vehicles, airline passengers, Alzheimer’s patients and pets. Some critics say RFID technology is becoming too much a part of our lives – that is, if we’re even aware of all the parts of our lives that it affects.

Unfortunately, if you are overseas, or for that matter anywhere, there are rogues that have the technology to skim the details on your credit cards and passport using an RFID scanner. The signal can be detected from up to 5 meters away without your knowing and they can potentially have all your details stored on their system. Sometimes it may take up to 6 months for them to collate all your information, before you actually know your details are being used.

The best thing for you to do, to safeguard yourself against this happening, is to protect your passport and credit cards in a simple, yet easy way. Plane Jane stocks RFID Protection Sleeves which are made from a tri-layered electromagnetically opaque material which is water resistant and fully protects a rogue RFID signal from skimming information from your passport and credit cards.

While it looks like paper, it performs very differently than paper. The special material blocks the transmission of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) waves, which are used to read information from passports, credit cards and keyless entry cards. Plane Jane Rogue Wallet sleeves help customers keep their personal and financial information secure. Have a look at the video below, and see just how easy it is.

Remember prevention is better than cure! You can purchase through the Plane Jane Travel Shop, and many other Anti Theft products you may need in order to have peace of mind while you are away in a foreign land.

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