PROTECT YOUR SENSITIVE INFORMATION!
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a technology that communicates by way of electromagnetic waves to exchange data between a terminal and an electronic tag attached to an object. This technology is what allows you to wave your company ID badge in front of a scanner to unlock the door rather than use a key or swipe a magnetic strip through it.
Over 200 million credit cards currently have the RFID technology. The RFID chip in a credit card emits the account number, expiration date and other information. Just like a fish locator uses sonar to seek out the location of a fish, the criminals send out a radio signal from a reader. The RFID chip in the victim’s credit card responds to the signal by providing their card information. Readers can easily be purchased on line for under $100.