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RFID Blocking Card Case-- Leather
You lock your car, and your house, why not lock your personal data and protect your identity as well? This RFID card case prevents unauthorized RFID access to your personal information.
The Travelon RFID Blocking Card Wallet in leather is perfect for anyone who wants additional security for their credit cards, RFID Passport ID card, or driver's license.
- Most newly issued credit cards
- US Passport Cards
- Enhanced Driver's Licenses such as Washington, Michigan, New York, and Vermont
- Many transit cards such as the DC Metro and Boston Charlie™ card
- sQuid cards used in Europe
The protective RFID Blocking Card Case will not only organize your driver's license, passport card, credit cards, and money, but it will block unauthorized RFID readers from accessing your sensitive personal information embedded in debit and credit cards, as well.
RFID Wallet Looks and Functions Like a Regular Card Wallet
The Travelon RFID Card Case looks just like any other wallet, however, embedded between the leather, is a RFID protective layer that prevents RFID scanners from accessing your cards data.
The wallet features:
two card slots
one ID window pocket
one expanding pocket for bills or more cards
Protects Hotel Room Keys From Being Demagnetized by Cell Phones!
OK, so maybe demagnetizing isn't a word, but is sure is a problem that travelers have been reporting. If you tend to keep your hotel room key and smart phone close together - you have obviously had to deal with the problem of your room key being quickly demagnetized. This is reported to be caused by the magnet of the phone's speaker - which demagnetizes the card if they come close to each other.
Having to constantly stop by the front desk to have your room key refreshed - or if you forget, going up to your room, only to realize its happened again, and back to the front desk to get a new key is an time consuming inconvenience. Simply place your room key in this case wallet so it will always stay active.
Prevents "Electronic Pickpocketing" of RFID Chips Embedded in Credit Cards and Drivers Licenses
Many of the credit card companies are issuing credit cards which contain Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology that lets you simply wave your credit card, passport or license in front of a nearby scanner instead of having to slide the magnetic stripe through it.
It’s a fairly simple concept. The electronic scanner sends a signal which is received by an antenna embedded into the card, which is connected to the card's RF chip, thus activating it.
The apparent benefits of RFID credit card transactions are convenience, speed and the elimination of employee contact with the card. It's because of this technology that allows RF enabled cards to be "hi-jacked" by use of an unauthorized RFID scanner, putting your identity information into the hand of a thief.
The implication in recent media articles is that it is easy to "hi-jack" the RFID information, and that it is easy to then use this information to make fraudulent purchases. That's where the use of the RFID Blocking Card Case comes into play. By placing your RF enabled cards into this case, they are protected from being “electronically-pickpocketed" by an unauthorized person.
What Kind of RFID Electronic Information is Inside Your US Passport ID Card, PASS or NEXUS Card?
Many changes have occurred to US entry documents over the last several years. Among new options are the chipped "e-passport," and the new, electronic PASS card - both credit-card sized, now include an RFID (radio frequency identification data) chip, all of which hold varying types of your information.
In US passports, the chip stores the same information that is printed within the passport and includes a digital picture of the owner. The chips are meant to cut down on human error of immigration officials, speed the processing of visitors, and safeguard against counterfeit passports. When it comes to the new Passport ID's and PASS Cards, those are told to store only "pointer" information.
In 2009, electronic readers and displays for NEXUS identification cards are lined-up at a border crossing from Canada into the United States at Blaine, Wash. The NEXUS card, with an embedded radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip, can be read up to 20 feet away, its purpose is to allow pre-screened travelers expedited processing though dedicated traffic lanes between the U.S. and Canada.
Hackers have figured out how to scan those chips too, gaining access to personal and financial data that can result in identity theft. CNN reported that some RFID chips can be read from as far as 10 feet away. To learn more about how RFID hackers can obtain electronic information from your passport, read this CNN story from their website.
To protect your passport and credit cards from unauthorized RFID scanners and potential theft of your identification, the Travelon RFID Blocking Card Case Wallet is a great solution to shield your RF information embedded on your cards, while allowing you to decide when the information should be exposed to authorized readers and the appropriate and authorized RFID locations.
RFID Blocking Credit Card Wallet Specifications
- Size: 4" x 3" x 0.5"
- Material: 1680 D. Ballistic Nylon with Leather Trim
- 2 card slots and 1 card compartment
- Window for ID
- Weight: 2 ounces