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Author: tonyc

Joined: 8/29/2012
Posts: 1
Trips Taken: 2
Traveler Since: 2009

September 06, 2012

I was wondering if anyone has information on RFID Blocking devices.

I keep reading about how thieves are scanning Credit Cards, ID Cards - and even Passports - that contain Radio Frequency ID (RFID) chips, and I was wondering if anyone "knows" if these devices really work.

I've read quite a few articles, and unfortunately, the reviews seem to be mixed.

I was considering buying some RFID Blocking sleeves for my Passport, Credit Cards and ID Cards before my next trip.  But I would rather not buy anything if they really don't work.

So any information on this topic would be greatly appreciated.

Author: wattsed

Joined: 3/30/2010
Posts: 126
Trips Taken: 2
Countries Visited:

All seven continents, 113 countries and all states except Hawaii and Idaho.Plus some interesting places that are not countries such as The zores, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, etc.

Traveler Since: 2010

September 06, 2012

Most contain a thin metal between paper "sleeves" which might be a concern if you forget about this fact when going through security...I received my new VFW Life membership card which just happened to be very thin metal rather than the paper card I had previously received...I put it in my wallet and totally forgot about it being metal; however, going through security on a recent trip I found myself in isolation for several minutes before I and the TSA agent finally realized the card was metal which made the alarm continue to go off...

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