How to prevent wireless data theft from your contactless credit card (and not only)

How to prevent wireless data theft from your contactless credit card (and not only)

If you are used to pay for your purchases with a contactless card, be careful: your money could be in a serious danger! The blame is on the new electronic pickpockets of contactless cards, who are skilled in money data theft from wireless card without you noticing it. Does that sound like a fake? Read the following words and judge by yourself.

That’s what usually happens: let’s see, you are in queue in a very crowded place, for e.g. at the supermarket, on the tram, at the airport… Suddenly someone approaches you. Due to habitual circumstances you would never imagine the guy behind you actually wants to steal money from your contactless card by using his RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) scanner, similar to a POS device. A scanner of this kind is really able to retrieve data from any credit or debit card when placed at a certain distance; the same case may concern those smartphones equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, more frequently used to make wireless payments. What is the result? Well, the next time you’ll draw up your account statement you will realize you have been irredeemably stolen!

If you’re still not convinced of that watch the video below.

 

At risk not only payment cards

As you have seen in the video, not only payment cards are at risk. Data fraud and identity theft can be also interest many other personal items such as passports, access control badges, digital identity cards, or coded keys. However the risk of wireless theft becomes very significant when you are in an unsafe busy place.

A practical ultimate solution

anti-rfid-protection-sleevesOne of the most effective solutions to counteract the contactless card piracy is using of special anti-RFID sleeves, such as those provided by Endoacustica Europe, the only ones working like a real Faraday cage. Just think they are able to shield the contactless card chip reading. The protection of your payment card or digital document thus becomes almost total, avoiding any anxiety or worrying. The mentioned sleeves are available in many shapes and colors and are also made of special non-foldable material, customizable with your personal or corporate logo.

For more info and details you can call the no. +39 080-3026530 or fill out the form on the product page.

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