It may sound like a headline worthy of Mulder and Scully and the X-files but it is unfortunately becoming a too frequent occurrence for many people who have become victim to a new form of credit card fraud known as RFID theft. It starts with the discovery of money missing from the bank account and usually ends with the realization that your credit card details can be stolen from you without you ever knowing and whilst your credit cards are still in your wallet or purse.
To understand how this could happen you must first understand what RFID is and how new technology meant to enhance the consumer experience has led to the rise in a not too sophisticated form of credit card fraud that leaves you the customer, open to a silent form of theft.
RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification. It relates to new microchip technology that in the past few years has become added to your latest credit card. It is the RFID technology that now allows you to pay for items without the need for you to swipe your card and enter a PIN number. Contactless payments as they are called are made possible by the chip in your card emitting a radio signal containing your credit card information which is subsequently read by a scanning device in the store. The radio signal provides all the information required by the shop to make the purchase and debit your account. The credit card companies have gone to great lengths to try and make us believe that this technology is safe and secure and emphasise that the information is encrypted but it has been shown that with equipment purchased simply on the internet, thieves are able to not only steal the information from passers by but also use the information stolen to clone exact copies of the cards while they are still sitting securely in the owners wallet.
Watch the recent independent investigation in the video below and ask yourself if you think your credit cards are safe?
Once you have agreed that there is a serious issue with your credit card security you will want to find a quick and easy solution. Fortunately, it can be found very quickly in the form of a new type of wallet for men that is currently available on Amazon. The RFID blocking wallet for men by Hugh B Hamilton looks and feels like a normal all leather designer wallet. And for all intense and purposes it is. That is except for one major difference. The Hugh B Hamilton wallet also contains hidden in its design a wire mesh configuration known as a Faraday Cage. The Faraday Cage is the technology required to stop the radio frequency signal being emitted by your cards from being read by passing thieves. The wallet effectively scrambles the signal until you withdraw a card to make a genuine payment. Once re-inserted your cards are once again protected from potential theft.
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 eBay Australia. For more information please see the contact details below or go to the website at http://hughbhamilton.com/