The reason why you would want an RFID blocking card in your purse or wallet is for one simple reason. That reason is to protect your money and identity from electronic pickpocketing.
Instead of a thief passing by to grab your wallet from your back pocket without you noticing, they can resort to more covert tactics.
But before we get into how a hacker can electronically pickpocket your purse or wallet, it’s important to understand some of the basic principles behind the technologies that are in the cards you carry daily.
Many of us, use plastic more so than cash. It’s just part of our reality in 2019. The push towards a cashless society began a long time ago. More transactions are done with cards versus cash.
Credit Card Fraud
- Debit cards
- Credit cards
- Driver’s license
- ID cards
- Reward cards
- Health cards
- Toll pass
These cards are built with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). This technology transmits small amounts of data wirelessly to an RFID reader.
Your cards, have all of your personal information which easily identifies you.
This makes it possible for a hacker to easily steal the information from your wallet/purse without you knowing about it.
Imagine sitting at a restaurant or in a cafe with lots of people relaxing and enjoying themselves with friends and family.
It’s a busy environment, with lots of chatter, laughter, and excitement.
A couple sits next to you at the table, and the person sets their briefcase to the ground, as they begin to look at the menu.
Unknown to you, they could potentially have a large RFID scanner with a wide range, electronically pickpocketing your information.
The same can be done, while at a busy shopping mall. Anyone with a backpack large enough to carry one of these powerful scanners could be pickpocketing unsuspecting victims.
Criminals don’t have to drain your entire bank account for you to notice.
What if every month, hackers can take as little as $0.50 from your account? How many of you would notice that small sum of money missing?
Now imagine that same process duplicated on hundreds of thousands of cards over a span of several months.
It doesn’t take a mathematician to see the enormous earning potential of these kinds of attacks.
And if you aren’t going to notice small amounts of money missing, you are not likely to report it, along with everyone else who’s a victim.
Maybe a criminal might only need to repeat that process once a year on your cards and take a larger amount of say, $5.00.
I’m sure at some point; we’ve all been like “Now I know I had more money in my account when I did my budget, I’m off by $10, I must have just miscalculated, ah well.”
I know I’ve been in that situation, scratching my head like “what the hell?”.
I’ve been a victim of card fraud and had to contact my bank to report it.
The process to recoup that money, took some weeks.
The only reason why I noticed, was because the money that was taken amounted to around $50-$80.
In Canada, your driver’s license and your passport all have RFID technology built in.
It doesn’t take much for identity thieves to stroll through the airport, scanning wallets and purses. It’s like putting a fox in a chicken coup.
TM G-10 RFID Blocking Card
When it comes to this particular subject, I go by the motto:
I’d rather have it than not need it, than need it and not have it.
We’ve created the TechMalak TM G-10 RFID blocking card to help safeguard your identity and money.
Our card works on the latest E-Field Technology, in a form-factor just a little thicker than your credit card.
It helps to jam electronic signals from reading your identification.
It fits nicely in any size wallet or purse and doesn’t require any batteries.
The TM-G10 is entirely passive and can last up to 10 years.
The card structure is made up of PVC film layers, and a copper antenna.
Our embedded chip works on:
- LF (125k-134.2kHz
- HF (13.56MHz)
- UHF (860-960MHz) Class 1 Gen 2
Setup is easy as taking the card from out of the packaging and placing it in your wallet, purse, or passport.
It’s an inexpensive way to add an extra layer of protection against identity thieves, hackers, and other criminal-minded people.
Just head on over to Amazon, and pick up the TM-G10 today.