Protects RFID enabled U.S Passport Cards & Credit Cards
Effectively blocks unauthorized RFID readers.
ID window, so you don't have to remove ID
Organizes ID, Card and Cash
Fits in front or back pocket
Leather RFID Blocking Cash and Card Sleeve
You lock your car, and your house, why not lock your personal data as well? This RFID card case prevents unauthorized RFID access to your personal information. It effectively blocks access to your personal data and safeguards your information from unauthorized scanning – also known as “electronic pickpocketing.”
The RFID Blocking Cash and Card Case is perfect for anyone who wants additional security for their new RFID enabled credit cards, Passport ID Card or driver's license. Additionally, the RFID Blocking Card Case can be used to protect digital information embedded in a variety of RFID enabled cards such as:
All new contactless 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
Demonstration of the RFID Blocking Card and Cash Sleeve with ID Window
Inside View of Cash Pocket
RFID Cash and Card Sleeve Looks and Functions Like a Regular Card Wallet
The Travelon RFID Cash and Card Sleeve 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 3 card slots, a slip pocket and one ID window plus an internal pocket for bills and receipts.
Prevents "Electronic Pickpocketing" of RFID Chips Embedded in new Credit Cards and Drivers Licenses
The recent change in credit cards is the embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip, enabling what the industry calls "contactless payments." Since 2005, many credit card companies such as Chase Bank began introducing their RF Credit Card and coined the term "Blink" technology. These "contactless" cards could be simply waved in front of an RFID Enabled Point of Sale terminal.
The apparent benefits of RFID credit card transactions are convenience, speed and the elimination of employee contact with the card. To minimize accidental reading of these cards, they are designed to be read at a distance of one to four inches from the reader. This technology also allows an RF enabled card to be "hi-jacked" by use of an unauthorized RFID scanner, and then the information used for fraudulent purposes. RFID scanners readily available hand held devices.
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 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 “hi-jacked” by an unauthorized person.
What kind of RFID electronic information is inside your new US Passport ID, electronic 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. Each card (depending on the government organization or private company that issues a card that is "chipped" embeds varying amount of your information on these cards.
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 can be read up to 20 feet away, it's purpose is to allow pre-screened travelers expedited processing though dedicated traffic lanes between the U.S. and Canada.
Unfortunately, with all of these various Government ID's, 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.
Travelon RFID Blocking Cash and Card Sleeve Organizational Features:
Travelon RFID Blocking Cash and Card Sleeve has several organizational features, including:
3 card slots
1 slip pocket
Clear view identification window
Holds folded bills as well
RFID Blocking Cash and Card Sleeve Specifications:
This is the only audio CD on the market that completely covers the topic of theft prevention while traveling. This information rich program providing advice and tips on how to outfox professional thieves and protect your luggage, laptops, briefcases or purses while on the road.