CARMick Products Offers Protection From Identity Theft While Traveling
Thieves Can Access Personal Data In Seconds Using Inexpensive Gear Or A Smartphone
More attention has been put on people's vulnerability to the risks of Identity Theft and fraud as a result of the most recent massive data breaches. Events such as the theft of information from Target stores have resulted in considerable reaction from consumers and the payments industry alike. CARMick Products has published various opinion pieces about the subject, including this blog post: http://carmickproducts.tumblr.com/protect-your-cards-and-passports. Those indicate an expectation that wallet cards of all kinds will continue to be carried by consumers for some time to come.
Banks and other financial institutions are issuing new cards in an effort to increase the security of the payments system. Many of those will contain the RFID chip that allows people to conduct "Wave and GO" or "Tap and GO" purchases at participating stores. While this is convenient and a feature appreciated by many, it does open the door to unauthorized scans while the cards are carried in a favorite wallet, bag or purse.
Rick Dondo, Director of ID Preserver Brand Marketing, said "We see movement in the payments industry to close the gaps that led to the major data breaches, but we also see considerable resistance and inertia. Retailers are unwilling to pay for the new terminals needed to take advantage of the better technology even while banks and others issue new cards containing multiple technologies, not all of which are widely accepted for payment transactions."
He continued by saying "We see consumers being increasingly exposed to the risks of data theft through ePickpocketing or digital skimming. As more cards are issued containing the technology we expect more thieves becoming to become interested in this form of launching crimes. We know our simple and inexpensive sleeves offer effective protection from rogue scanners of all kinds. They do this every day in all circumstance; whether that is at the corner convenience store or half-way around the world on vacation or while traveling for business. Our Card and Passport ID Preserver sleeves are on duty 24 hours a day while the cards are inside them."
ABOUT THE ID PRESERVERô COMBO PACK
Each wallet-sized Card ID Preserver sleeve will hold one standard wallet-sized card (3 3/8" x 2 1/8"). A Passport ID Preserver jacket will hold one US booklet-style passport (3 3/8" x 4 7/8") and fits RFID-enabled documents from other counties such as Australia, the UK, the EU, Canada and Columbia.
Each holder in the set is a durably constructed of a special paper / poly film / RFID-shielding substrate / paper construction laminated together to form an electronic shield or "Faraday Cage" which blocks any and all RFID signals. This prevents access to the microchip and keeps the data where the owner intends for it to be. The outer layer of paper allows the owner to identify its contents by writing on it.
Each jacket or sleeve is the secret to keeping your data where it belongs: on your cards and in your passport! They are unique in the industry and are pending patent approval. The durable sleeves are compliant with the US Government's FIPS-201 standard as an electromagnetically opaque sleeve. The ID Preserver Combo Pack contains 10 RFID blocking credit or wallet card protectors and two passport jackets.
PURCHASES VIA AMAZON
The best place to obtain a set of RFID Blocking sleeves is the Amazon listing for the ID Preserver Combo Pack (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGHZOCE) to protect your wallet cards and your passport alike. People making travel or vacation plans for 2014 can acquire these inexpensive but valuable items there as part of their preparations. A 10-pack of credit card sleeves is also available for anyone not needing to protect their passports at this time.
About CARMick Products
CARMick Products of Beaverton, OR, is a growing presence in the consumer goods and retail industry, focusing its sales and marketing efforts in the electronic marketplace provided by Amazon. The company is dedicated to providing a variety of high-quality consumer and retail items targeting the growing consumer need for identity protection with a focus on preserving the privacy of the electronic data carried about in pockets, purses and wallets by nearly everyone. More information about CARMick Products, is available from their Facebook page .
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