Protecting Yourself from Electronic ID and Credit Card Information Theft:
(How your electronic ID and Credit Card information can be stolen wirelessly, without your knowledge, and what King's has brought in to help block RFID readers and protect your private information)....
FIRST - WHAT IS IT?
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a form of wireless communication between an electronic chip and an RFID reader. You find these chips inside your bank and credit cards, passports etc.
These chips contain information about you, your bank, credit company, credit available etc. It's how you use Tap N Go at most stores, cafes etc when you Tap to pay for something. We even use Tap securely at King's when you choose to tap your card for payment.
When you're tapping your card for payment at a credible establishment like King's, you can rest assured that your information is safe.
The threat comes when you're in a crowd and someone in close proximity to you has an RFID chip reader. Reportedly, this RFID chip reader can read you card even when it's tucked away inside your wallet, purse, clothing etc. It's wireless. They do have to be physically close to you to read your credit cards, which is why crowds make it much easier.
Once your ID and information has been read, it's then copied to a blank card and used for purchases, cash withdrawals etc.
KING'S WANTS TO HELP PROTECT YOU.
We have brought in a line of quality, high security and stylish RFID blocking wallets. These wallets have an internal shielding that gives your credit cards and ID cards a high level of protection against RFID wireless radio waves seeking to steal your coveted, personal information.
Check out these high security wallets in the store on your next visit to King's in Carlyle. Your ID and your credit cards deserve protection.
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