Technology has made our lives easier in many ways. Many of us enjoy the convenience of contactless credit cards, enhanced driver’s licenses, and other high-tech cards and for good reason—they can save us valuable time and energy. However, these technological wonders can be dangerous for you and your personal information. The RFID chips on these cards contain a wealth of information that is ripe for electronic pickpocketing. With a little know-how and some inexpensive equipment, thieves can “bump and clone,” stealing your personal information for their own use without you ever knowing it.
Protect yourself by using RFID-secure wallets and sleeves. Take a look at our infographic to learn more about the dangers of identity theft through electronic pickpocketing and how to keep your information private. Please share with your friends and family!