There are still credit cards issued today that transmit radio waves and herein lies the problem with thieves having access to elaborate reader technology – they can take your financial information and data from your own card without you knowing it. Having a credit card sleeve that is protected and made to block these contactless RFID transmissions is very important. With newer chip cards, this is not the case however, yet having a sleeve to block your credit card numbers from being visible is an important security feature. The person behind you in Starbucks may not be texting like you think, they might be zooming in on that credit card you are holding and taking a picture of it. From there – hackers can get in and do some damage. It’s best to protect them. Near Field Communications or (NFC) technology is here to stay as it makes lives easier for inventory and tracking purposes. It’s best to protect your financial data with an RFID credit card sleeve protection bundle from Protect and Store.
Many high security departments within the United States government, for example, use identification cards powered by RFID. They require those who use those cards to keep them protected inside RFID credit card sleeve protection or protective cover. The RFID threat to credit card security is becoming more realistic as card technologies and card readers become more sophisticated. Again, even with chip technologies, having your card sealed in an envelope before use is a good idea.
The Protect and Store Passport and Credit Card sleeves can be written on so you can mark your Health Savings Account card, Personal Card, Business Card, Gas Card or other notations right on the white sleeve with a simple ball point pen. No fancy unicorns or butterflies – just a blank space.
Credit Card Sleeves as a Business Give-A-Way with your Logo and Phone Stamped on the Sleeves
As we have been selling these blocking credit card sleeves and Passport sleeves for a while now, we receive great feedback from our customers as they have discovered the ability to use their return address stamp and a stamp they make up with their business phone number – by stamping each Credit Card Sleeve in this manner they become a business card for you but also help your clients protect their own cards. And your information is always in their wallet! Great marketing tactic!
What exactly are these RFID sleeves?
RFID blocking credit card sleeves, which are little envelopes made of paper-thin yet strong Tyvek fabric, are a simple and practical tool to protect your credit card and passports. It’s an easy way to protect you and members of your family from financial ruin. Even if you are not concerned about skimmers stealing your card information through the walls of your purse or wallet, these RFID protectors still serve another purpose. Most conventional credit cards still rely on an old-fashioned magnetic strip. If the strip is damaged, scratched, or exposed to a strong magnet then it gets scrambled and your credit card will not work when you swipe it. An RFID protective sleeve is one of the best ways to ensure that your magnetic strip does not get damaged.
Does it work with chip cards?
The chip in new credit cards issue at the end of 2016 do not transmit, however, having a protective cover over your credit card number ensures that you only slip out the number in a public setting when you are ready to physically swipe it yourself or hand it over to the cashier. Then your credit card quickly goes back into the protective sleeve. RFID credit card sleeve protection works well just as a simple cover over your credit card numbers! ** SEE UPDATE BELOW**
Additional Emergency Sleeves with Protect and Store
As part of our commitment to not only providing you with an excellent product, the Protect and Store staff have devised a special Emergency Contact Information Sleeve that you can place between your protective cell phone case and your phone. In this pouch is a slip of paper with valuable information that just might save your life in an accident. Your blood type, emergency contact and their phone number, the number of your phone, and other important medicine and detail information can be stored here in case of an emergency. You might not be able to speak. Your phone might be locked or damaged.
This information is for the emergency personnel that come upon it and they can use it to contact your family, provide information to the EMT people arriving on the scene and more. Consider our special bundle of Passport Sleeves, Credit Card Sleeves and the 3 Emergency Sleeves for your peace of mind in a variety of situations.
At Protect and Store, we know that financial assets and the safety and welfare of your family is important to you. We’ve made this RFID Credit Card Sleeve Protection bundle with these thoughts in mind. Keep your data protected and provide information in emergencies with the Protect and Store RFID bundle sold at Amazon and local retailers in the USA.
A friend and I had a conversation about this and I told him that most cards are not transmitting. He was curious and pulled out every card in his wallet and the last card he received 3 months ago with the new chip technology showed the radio transmission icon. Wow! That did surprise us here at Protect and Store.
What to do? Keep your cards protected at all times! The sleeves make it difficult for someone to take a picture of your visa card numbers, it protects the magnetic strip area from dust and debris and still blocks the radio transmissions. I also personally find that when I take out the card I am left holding the empty sleeve. I always know where my card is by having that empty sleeve in my hand waiting for the cashier to hand me back my card (if there is no way for me to do it myself) – a great reason to invest in RFID Blocking Sleeves from Protect and Store!