Do you know what “RFID” stands for? If not, you should, because you probably carry it around with you everywhere you go – and it could create some serious problems for you if you’re not careful.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID), is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically-stored information. RFID tags are in driver’s licenses, passports, credit cards and other vital possessions, and the possibility of reading personally-linked information without your consent is a serious threat. This data can be stolen from up to 10 feet away. And if you think your cards and passport are secure just because they’re in your pocket, purse or luggage, think again! RFID signals can be stolen right through the things you wear and carry. The signals can also be used as tracking devices, enabling covert surveillance of your whereabouts by the government and others.
Here’s how to shield your sensitive information from high-tech thieves and spies
Finally, there’s an easy way to protect your sensitive information. Ranger Gear – makers of affordable, quality survival and preparedness products – has just launched a new product called RFID Blocking Sleeves. Just slip your cards and passport into these special blocking sleeves, and it’s like carrying them in a portable vault. They fit comfortably in pockets, wallets and purses, and are ruggedly designed to be waterproof and tear-resistant, ensuring their long-lasting use.
Identity theft is America’s fastest growing crime
There were 12.6 million victims of identity fraud in the U.S. in 2012. There’s a new identity fraud victim every three seconds!
Once a high-tech thief has stolen your information, he or she can take over your identity and wreak havoc on your life in almost unlimited ways – ranging from stealing your money, to committing crimes in your name.
But now there’s no excuse to be a victim of identity theft when blocking sleeve technology provides such an easy and affordable solution to the problem. Ranger Gear is currently running a half-price special on their RFID Blocking Sleeve Pack, which includes 10 credit card sleeves and two passport sleeves. The offer expires on December 13, 2015.