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 logo protection

RFID Credit Card

RFID enabled passports display a chip symbol:

 

RFID Passport Protection

 

 

 

RFID Passport

How does RFID protection work in a wallet?

A material designed to block RFID signals is included in the wallet lining. While your cards or passport are wrapped inside that material, a scanner will not be able to read the information inside.


Are your products RFID protected?

Gnome & Bow RFID blocking lining

The wallets in our RFID Wallet collection are crafted with a special RFID blocking lining that protects credit cards and passports against fraud and identity theft, providing peace of mind and convenience for everyday commuters and world travellers alike.

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