RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) skimming is a real danger, especially among travelers. 3 in 5 people in America fall victim to this method of wireless identity theft. It is a crime whereby the perpetrator unlawfully obtains someone’s credit or debit card information.
With all the information at their fingertips, criminals can duplicate your card and make fraudulent charges with it. By the time you find out your card has been abused, it’ll be too late. You’re left to bear for all the charges made by the thieves.
An RFID chip can be read from up to several feet away and this has unsuspectingly given way for today’s rapidly increasing incidents of identity fraud. A thief with a skimming device can get a hold of your personal information by just walking past you.