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 Unfortunately, as society as technology

increases, the ways of hacking it also

increases. Radio Frequency Identification

(RFID) Skimming has affected all of us

directly or indirectly. I myself have seen

$500.00 suddenly disappear from my account,

in my “forced” introduction to Skimming.

The idea that someone could actually “pick”

your “pocket” without touching you is a very

disturbing idea. Some cases have shown that

this can be done from a distance of at least

24 yards away. Although, this can be a threat

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anytime anywhere and you should address it

regardless because everyone is a target.

All holiday shoppers, tourists, and vacationers

are soft targets. Below I will present to you

4 options for protecting yourself.


This may sound funny or cliché however,

Aluminum Foil, 15mic

aluminum foil actually, does a good job

blocking RFID readers. There are three

problems with aluminum foil, 1) it needs to

be thick or else it will not work well 2) it wears

out quickly decreasing it’s effectiveness,

3) it may be a little impractical to unwrap

and re-wrap your cards every-time you use

them. It may not be the most practical

solution but it can work.

2. RFID Blocking Sleeve Anti Theft 4 Credit Card & 2 Passport Holder Wallet Pocket $3.99 

These are a very practical low cost solution to the problem.

This is the one I personally use (The Black One)

4. RFID Blocking Credit Card Holder Genuine Leather – Slim & Thin 8 Card Slots RFID Credit Card Holder for Women and Men – Minimalist Front Pocket Wallet Design Protects All Credit, ID Cards (RED) $12.99

This option is for male and female and is my personal choice I have the black version.

Dante Women's RFID Blocking Real Leather Zip Around Wallet Clutch Large Travel Purse Wristlet(Large Size Pebble Red)

3. Dante Women’s RFID Blocking Real Leather Zip Around Wallet Clutch Large Travel Purse Wristlet $26.99

An obvious choice for the ladies who have a “Rolodex” of cards.

I hope this article has enlightened and equipped you Godspeed in your

pursuit of safety and awareness.





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