Truth is there are over 10,000 searches on Google a month for information on how to hack an RFID cards.
RFID stands for Radio-Frequency IDentification. While RFID is convenient, this convenience doesn’t come without a compromise to personal security. If you have a RFID bank card in your wallet, as I do, you are susceptible out in public where a scammer can simply walk past you with a scanning device in their bag and get private information to sell or use to steal your money or identity. I once read a terrible story about a lady who had her identity stolen after losing her wallet. It was unbelievable how hard it was to prove who she was, to access money, and it got to the point where she couldn’t pay rent or even buy food. This was earlier on when identity theft was new and there wasn’t any support in place for victims.
So, you could either buy a RFID wallet which cost anything from a few dollars to $40, or you could make one with some very cheap supplies you’re most likely to have at home!
The following DIY is to create a pretty case for your bank or ID RFID card. This can fit into most wallet card pockets. An alternative is to just fold aluminium to size and insert in your wallet making sure it covers the cards from either side when it’s closed. Pretty simply hey? We know this works because we’ve tried it ourselves in the supermarket and bank. When the aluminium foil is around the card – hey presto, no reading!
Download the free PDF template for the RFID case here!
Update: Just had to say, check out the first comment below to see how serious this scamming business is!