In a statement today by Hugh B Hamilton, the manufacturer of a RFID blocking designer wallet for men, claims that the threat of people having their identity stolen through the loss of information from the credit cards they carry is undisputed and verifiable. Using the RFID technology to allow contactless payments is a ‘real and present danger’….
RFID Blocking Wallet Is the Answer to Poor Security Says Hugh B Hamilton
In a statement today by Hugh B Hamilton, the manufacturer of a RFID blocking designer wallet for men, claims that the threat of people having their identity stolen through the loss of information from the credit cards they carry is undisputed and verifiable. Using the RFID technology to allow contactless payments is a ‘real and present danger’ and public awareness has not been able to keep up with the technology that could put their finances at risk.
A spokesperson for Hugh B Hamilton explained, “People may have heard of express pay or Pay wave, the new contactless payment systems but are unaware of the risks associated with the technology that is used to provide these services. RFID technology allows your credit card details to be scanned not only by the store where you make a purchase but also by digital pickpockets who can steal your information without you even realising it. Public awareness of the risks involved has not yet caught up with the threat so we are determined to get the message out so people understand what they are dealing with.”
The technology and risks associated with it were recently highlighted in a TV news channel report. Watch the video and see for yourself.
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification and is used by credit card companies whose card allows you to pay for goods without the need for inserting your card into a reader and entering your PIN. To achieve this ‘contactless’ payment the credit card sends out a radio wave frequency signal that the reader in the shop can identify and read your personal information. The problem is that the credit card is permanently sending out the signal 24/7 and criminals with the right equipment can pick up you details in the same way that a shop would by just passing you on the high street.
The spokesperson continued, “I think recent news reports have shown that the threat is real and that once people are aware of it they take action to secure their cards. The RFID blocking wallet that we manufacturer is the best way to secure your cards without changing your routines. Once the cards are placed inside the wallet, you are safe to go about your business as if nothing has changed.”
The Hugh B Hamilton RFID blocking wallet for men is a stylish black all leather design wallet that holds six credit cards plus an additional slot for ID and sleeve for cash. The wallet is sold exclusively on Amazon USA and EBay AUS. For a limited period of time the wallet can be purchased at 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 EbayAUS. For more information please see the contact details below or go to the website at http://hughbhamilton.com/