Wallets

What is RFID-Blocking Wallet?

Do you own a credit or debit card with an RFID chip? If you answered yes, you should get an RFID-blocking wallet to keep your card information safe from thieves and fraudsters.

While it’s as simple as that, but we have discussed this in detail here.

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Radio Frequency Identification or RFID technology is designed to offer convenience to the consumer. If you have an RFID-enabled credit card, you can make contactless payments by simply scanning the card on a machine instead of having to swiping the card or inserting it into a POS terminal. As amazing as it sounds (especially during the pandemic), RFID credit cards can be easily cloned and misused by criminals if not protected by an RFID-blocking wallet.

How Does an RFID-Blocking Wallet Work?

RFID-blocking wallets, on the surface, look like any other wallet, except that they have built-in RFID protection. The difference is that just beneath the surface material, they contain a layer or an added enclosure that keeps an electromagnetic field from reaching the RFID chips embedded in your credit cards.

The RFID-blocking layer used in these wallets essentially creates a Faraday cage that blocks any kind of communication between your credit card and the RFID scanner used by the hacker, thus guarding you against data theft.

Many proponents of DIY methods suggest using aluminum foil to protect RFID-enabled credit cards from the risk of data theft. While this DIY solution can help block RFID signals, you’d have to use layers and layers of the foil to create an effective barrier.

RFID-blocking wallets are definitely more stylish than wrapping your credit cards in aluminum foil. Also, they are as stylish as any other type of wallets and are available in a broad range of colors and styles.

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Why You Should Invest In An RFID-Blocking Wallet?

Although RFID-enabled credit cards offer ease of use to the user, they can be easily hacked using a process called RFID Skimming. To steal financial data from a credit card, hackers use strong RFID readers that can intercept and read data from an RFID card from distance, sometimes hundreds of yards away. The data can then be used to make online transactions, as well as to fake identity in case the data is stolen from an RFID-enabled passport.

Buying an RFID-blocking wallet not only offers protection against the risk of information theft, but also offers you peace of mind that your credit card information is safe while you’re out to do grocery or shop.

The RFID-blocking wallets offered by Sharsal are not only very affordable (as low as $14.99), they are made from high-quality, durable leather that offers you the perfect balance of style and durability.

Ready to protect your cards with an RFID-blocking wallet? Browse our complete collection of luxury leather wallets and clutches here.

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