One of things you should consider purchasing an RFID if you are a frequent traveler. Why? There are some obvious reasons: credit card fraud protection and the release of sensitive data. Unfortunately, there are many dishonest people in the world that may sit at the airport with scanners to try and pick up this information. You should also note that this can happen at any other place, like a restaurant, museum, library, etc. It just takes one person. Did you know that all US passports since two thousand six have RFID chips to see where you have been. This why a counterfeiter could easily gain access to your more personal information. Yes, these chips can even be cracked by professional who illegally get your data.
Now not every wallet is 100% safe. But there are a number of things you can do to prevent this. Never give anyone your wallet or leave it open. Most rfid wallet have blocks in the sides like ones offered at corporate travel safety. They are trusted manufactures of travel equipment to help prevent to release of confidential information.
Now just because it has this special feature doesn’t mean that they aren’t fashionable. They come in many different colors: black, brown or patterned. They are also made with several different materials including cloth, leather, synthetic leather and even plastic. These billfolds don’t have anything that would make them stand out or be a dead giveaway as to their RFID blocking chip. So you don’t need to worry about carrying around a funny looking wallet.
However inside is a different story, they offer the highest level of security to keep your sensitive information safe from predators. Giving you the piece of mind you need while traveling or in your home town.
Not every RFID blocking wallet is made the same, unfortunately there are unscrupulous compaines out there selling knock offs that do nothing. They know you don’t know how to check and they are exploiting your trust.
Their wallets don’t contain any security, instead they are just regular wallets with the prices jacked up. Don’t trust these fly by night companies. It is very important that you work with a reputable company that keeps your security in mind.
Make sure you are using a company that uses the highest quality materials including real leather. Make sure they are using the latest blocking technology so the wallet does exactly what it is supposed to.
Last but certainly not least make sure you are actually putting your cards in the wallet. We have seen a number of people that take the time to pick out the perfect blocking wallet and the leave their credit cards in their money clip or have their id in their bag. This will do absolutely nothing to protect your data.