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As technology advances and becomes more prominent in our day-to-day lives, so does the ability of would-be thieves to use it against us. Identity theft has grown into an epidemic that affects millions of individuals and families every year. One of the most common forms of identity theft is what is known as radio frequency identification skimming - or RFID skimming. The good news is that there ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of this particularly stealthy form of digital crime - one of the most popular being the use of an RFID-blocking wallet.

What Is RFID Skimming?

RFID skimming involves the use of sophisticated but relatively inexpensive and easy to use devices known as RFID scanners that read and duplicate the information contained within RFID-equipped credit cards and other forms of identification. Thieves are able to use their devices at a distance to wirelessly download information from a card - including the card number, expiration date, and CVV code - transfer that information onto a blank credit card and proceed to use that new card with the stolen information as if it was their own.

A few years ago, these thieves would need to stand right up next to their victim and find creative ways to avoid suspicion while using their devices to scan the information from a credit card or passport. It made the task difficult for the perpetrator and although thefts still occurred, they could be much more easily avoided. However, the technology used to illegally scan information from an RFID-enabled credit card or passport has advanced to the point where it can easily be done from several feet or even several yards away. The process is fast, silent, and almost entirely undetectable.

How Does An RFID-Blocking Wallet Work?

RFID-blocking wallets function as a virtual antitheft device that blocks the electromagnetic fields emitted by a thief's scanning device. RFID-blocking wallets are lined with a thin layer of conductive material - typically carbon fiber or metal - that intercepts the electromagnetic waves emitted from an RFID scanner and diffuses those waves around the wallet without allowing them to penetrate into it contents.

Too many people who are aware of RFID theft are under the impression that their credit cards, passports, and other sensitive RFID-enabled identifiers are safe from skimmers as long as their wallets are hidden deep enough inside a backpack or a handbag. The trust is, however, that the frequency waves from the scanners used for this method of theft are powerful enough to penetrate the material used to make these kinds of items. Genuine, reliable protection from RFID theft requires accessories that are specifically designed to counteract the technology that criminals use to steal your sensitive data.

Protect Your Sensitive Data With RFID-Blocking Wallets From Kohl's

Regardless of where you live, what you do for a living, or your financial or social status, everyone is a potential victim of this kind of identity theft. That's why it's so important in today's digital, technology-driven world to stay one step ahead. Don't leave your sensitive data at risk of falling into the wrong hands. If you're ready to take the security of your sensitive data to the next level, head on over to Kohl's and let us help you find the RFID-blocking wallet or accessory that's right for you.

And in case you're wondering, these accessories are as fashionable and stylish as any non-RFID-blocking accessory. They're lightweight, durable, and the RFID-blocking technology embedded within them is so thin it's hardly noticeable. Kohl's offers a wide selection of RFID-blocking wallets, wristlets, clutches, and passport covers for both men and women in an endless array of styles and colors to keep your information safe and give you peace of mind. Shop Kohl's and get yours today!