Introduction to RFID Wallets
These days, technology innovation and improvements seem to move at the speed of light. New gadgets are continually entering the market with amazing new features, new services are created almost daily making everyday life more convenient and we are more “connected” than ever before. While most of this innovation and improvements in technology make our lives easier and more convenient, there are certainly some watch outs with the power of technology.
Arguably, some of the best innovations have been our connections to our bank accounts and financial information via our cell phones, laptops or tablets. We now have the ability to transfer money, pay bills and open or close accounts, all within a few short minutes. What an incredible convenience, especially as we are busier than ever before!
Technology is Both Wonderful and Dangerous
Easy access to financial information and transactions also means easier access for dishonest people, looking to steal personal information to get their hands on your money. In fact, it’s probably too simplistic to describe the process as “easier” when you see how quickly it can happen. Thieves use small scanners, often disguised as cell phones, to simply scan the RFID chips embedded in your debit or credit cards. These chips hold all of your account information, personal information – almost every piece of information you consider private.
Even if your cards are still in your pocket or purse, an electronic thief can stand behind you in a line at the grocery store, strike up a conversation with you at the gas pump or stop and and ask you for directions on the street. It takes a matter of seconds and you would not even know it had happened until it was too late. This type of activity occurs every day and even those of us who are consider ourselves tech savvy, fail to protect ourselves.
Secure Your Information with a Simple Solution
But wait, don’t panic just yet! There is actually a very simple solution that will allow you to go about your business in public with all your cards on hand, without fear. Wallet manufacturers now sell wallets with RFID blocking capability. These RFID wallets use a special material built into the sleeve or walls to block the signal of any scanners trying to connect to the RFID chips in your credit and bank cards.
Blocking the signal of the scanners at the outer wall of a wallet means thieves cannot access the sensitive information stored within your credit and bank cards and your personal information remains safe. This not only protects the cash in your debit card account but it also protects your credit cards and most importantly, your identity. Identity theft is big business and trying to recover from having your identity stolen can take many years. It can ruin your credit rating and land you in litigation through no fault of your own.
Style, Function and Security?
If you’re going to take our advice and purchase an RFID wallet, why not buy a wallet that offers style, function, and security? Slim wallets have been a very popular option over last few years as more people opt for small wallets that are not bulky. There’s a wide array of designs for slim wallets, but in general they come in an ultra slim design with 2-3 sleeves or slots with an interior storage compartment.
In spite of their small size, slim wallets can typically carry up to 8 or 10 credit cards; have ample room for some cash and space for an ID. The size of a slim wallet is ideal for comfort and, even better, they offer cutting-edge designs for all styles and attire.
Many slim wallet designs offer RFID wallet blocking technology, allowing you to keep your data safe while enjoying the comfort and style a slim wallet has to offer. Protect your identification and check out the sleek and secure Slim RFID wallet designs.
We’ve provided a few options for you to consider here: