What is RFID?
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) refers to a small transmitting device
that can be embedded in an object (e.g. credit card) and transmits information
from that object to a reading device, such as a grocery store scanner. RFID
technology is utilized in many household devices, including passports and
What are the Risks of RFID?
Cards that have RFID can be convenient, but are at risk of Electronic
Pickpocketing. Electronic Pickpocketing is the theft of your personal
information using scanners that read RFID information from a distance without
ever touching your purse or wallet.
How Can You Protect Your Information?
We recommend setting up alerts to monitor your accounts, regularly practicing
general security consciousness, and purchasing our security and RFID-blocking
products to reduce the risk of wireless pickpocketing theft.