stealth card RFID
let them know – Stealth Card website is selling this for $29.95 and not the $39.95 as HSN is saying on TV.
Probably more people have been ripped off buying RFID protection than the number of people who have been or will ever be ripped off by RFID theft.
The statement I made is my opinion.
If RFID theft was a threat, the credit card companies would give you sleeves. They’re the ones loosing money when there’s fraud. Consumers aren’t liable for unauthorized credit card transactions.
I haven’t been able to find any information about any documented cases of RFID theft. Nor have I seen any demonstration that’s convinced me protection is needed.
I don’t know how many, but people are spending money on RFID protection for cards that don’t even have RFID. I personally know of one person who did. Three others I talked to didn’t even know their cards didn’t have RFID.
If you have a card with RFID, you can call your credit card company and they’ll send you one without it for free.
Travelon started including a disclaimer on QVC with their RFID products. Customers must have started complaining after they realized they were spending good money on bags that weren’t particularly attractive and weren’t really serving a worthwhile purpose.
If you feel compelled to protect your cards, you can just use foil.
Per one website:
Shields or wallets marketed as RFID-blocking devices can make it more difficult for someone with an electronic reader to read your cards, but they don’t entirely block transmission of card data. When security experts tested 10 types of shields and wallets currently being sold to protect contactless cards, they found that none blocked the signal completely, and there was dramatic variability even among samples of the same brand. Using a different approach, Recursion’s experts created a credit-card-sized jamming device for the wallet that prevents cards from responding to any reader.
Our reporter offered her own homemade shield constructed of duct tape and lined with aluminium foil. It provided better protection than eight of the 10 commercial products, including a stainless-steel “RFID blocking” wallet selling online for about $60.
I hope I can remember when I have my credit card with the chip in it when I go through the checkout leave the credit card in the protective sleeve – have the cashier scan your credit card with the sleeve on and without the protective sleeve.
If you have a debit card – can’t they take everything in your account out? Unlike a credit card where you have some protection by the bank
I’d rather "feel" or hope my RFID wallet is somewhat protecting my credit cards & my debit card. Your debit card might be protected by a reputable FDIC bank, but if some idiot gets your information & drains your account, your bank will not just put the money back! There will be a lot of paper work at the bank & police reports…I promise it will NOT be a fun time trying to get YOUR money back!??
IMO … RFID thief is not a big threat. Not Big enough for me to be concerned. Someone developed or discovered this technology, and so the Threat was manufactured or heightened to market and monetize the technology.
Couple of months ago, a guy of The guy who developed the technology or procedure to have several RFID cards was on SharkTank. I think Lori of Q, invested in it. The guy said that the cost to manufacture one RFID card was .15 ( fifteen cents).
One Shark said that if it were a serious threat, the Banks would want to buy the technology. Well, the banks aren’t gullible consumers. We are.
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This seems more like a gimmick to me than anything else and it seems the stupid American public is buying into it! HSN is laughing all the way to the bank on the other hand. Until somebody shows me this product really works, Im not buying into it!
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01.25.16 2:15 AM