RFID Guide: Protect your credit cards and passport
What is RFID?
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency Identification. The chip-based technology is used by many industries in many roles and is often used in credit cards or passports to store personal information, which can be transmitted to an RFID scanner.
What is RFID theft and why is it important to get protected?
RFID theft (often referred to as skimming) is when someone uses a scanner to read and duplicate the personal information from someone’s RFID enabled items (such as credits cards and passports) without their knowledge, resulting in credit card fraud and identity theft.
How do I tell if my credit card or passport is RFID enabled?
RFID enabled credit cards display a radio wave symbol:
RFID enabled passports display a chip symbol:
How does RFID protection work in a bag or wallet?
A material designed to block RFID signals is included in the bag or wallet lining. While your cards or passport are wrapped inside that material, a scanner will not be able to read the information inside.
How do our RFID leather bags and wallets protect you from credit card fraud and identity theft?
The leather bags and wallets in our RFID collection are crafted with a special RFID blocking liningthat protects credit cards and passports against fraud and identity theft, providing peace of mind and convenience for everyday commuters and world travellers alike.