In this day and age, protecting your personal information is very important. Because of our digital society, identity theft has become one of the top concerns of consumers today.
According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) in their Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 2014 marked the 15th year in a row where identity theft ranked at the top of the charts as a consumer complaint.
How Could a Criminal Steal My ID Card Information?
There is a method that is commonly used which is called “skimming”. Skimming is a technique which uses a device called a skimmer to illegally capture information that is contained on the magnetic strip on your ID card or debit/credit card. The skimmer will scan the magnetic strip and then extract and store the information for the purpose of fraudulent use in the future.
What’s the Solution?
One of the easiest ways to help protect your ID card is to use an RFID shielding sleeve. When using the RFID shielding sleeve, any data that is stored on the ID card is not able to be obtained by a skimmer because of the protective barrier that is provided by the sleeve. An added bonus is that the sleeve provides your ID card with wear and tear protection.