In the digital age we live in, Identity Theft has become a serious threat. Reports have emerged of new ways thieves are attacking unsuspecting credit card and Passport holders stealing their confidential information and credit card numbers without being detected due to the misuse of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
As recently reported in the New York Times, there is a growing concern about the potential security and privacy holes in the new generation of credit cards using RFID technology. With tens of millions of cards already issued, “equipment for their use is showing up at a growing number of locations,” the article revealed. Additionally, U.S. passports now contain the new RFID chip. Would be thieves are able to scan a user’s social security number and other personal information completely undetected.
The research and development team at Mobile Edge identified this threat and designed two new wallets that protect users from unauthorized RFID access or ‘skimming.’ Both wallets incorporate a patent pending alloy shielding material which blocks out all unauthorized RFID scanning. The ID Sentry Passport Wallet is equipped to handle all standard sized passports, with five slots for additional ID/credit cards and a pocket for money. The Credit Card Wallet is proportionately sized to accommodate multiple IDs and credit cards.
“This is a serious problem that needed to be addressed. Technology is a great tool when used properly,” said Chuck Gangi, vice president of sales for Mobile Edge. “However, with new technology comes new security treats. Our new ID Sentry Wallets eliminate this threat and give our customers the peace of mind they deserve.”
Both wallets are made of black Lambskin Leather. The ID Sentry Passport Wallet (MEWSS-WW) carries a suggested retail price of $29.99, and ID Sentry Wallet (MEWSS-CW) $19.99. Click on the I.D. Sentry Credit Card Wallet product page or the I.D. Sentry Passport Wallet product page to find out more information.
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