Thursday, January 21, 2016

Are You Protected?

Recently, I have been hearing a lot of horror stories about people's identities being stolen or people stealing credit cards.  Just a few weeks ago I watched a video of a woman confront a Starbucks employee is recording her credit card information and making purchases at a nearby store. From the looks of the video the victim was not very sure that the employee had done it so she confronted her in way that would get her to confess. Apparently, the employee had taken the woman's credit card and then stated that she had to go get more tape for the machine in order to print a receipt. Because it took her an extended amount of time, it lead the woman to believe that she was the culprit behind her unauthorized charges.  Ultimately, the employee spilled the beans and admitted to stealing the ladies credit card information.

And then there's going about your daily life and someone having a credit card scanner. Now I'm not sure how this works, but it does. Thank God it has not happened to me and I have only heard about it. I am a avid account checker and I tend to keep all my receipts for an extended period of time.

That is scary to know that it is that easy for someone to steal your credit card information. Especially because it makes you wonder how someone can use credit card information in store without the actual card. Does the cashier not question this or are they in cahoots with the thief??  There aren't many ways to prevent having your information copied at restaurants, especially at those that you are serviced and they take your credit card with them.  I mean, you can pay with cash or be very adamant about checking your account information for any unauthorized purchases.  But as far as being a victim of scanned credit card schemes, you can utilize a credit card protector. I have been using a credit card protector sleeve by Sefcard and I feel more protected than ever.

Sefcard provides multilayer RFID blocking technology sleeve protectors for your credit cards. They not only offer your extra security, but the style that you desire. Why wouldn't you protect yourself in style? They are flat and fit your cards like gloves in order to fit in your fancy wallets. According to Sefcard their sleeves are

  • THOROUGHLY ENGINEERED ANTI-THEFT PROTECTION; our efficient credit card sleeves employ a new and efficient multilayer technology that blocks RFID signals, thus ensuring that pickpockets will never steal your credit card data.
  • PROTECTION WITH STYLE; each design is unique and very elegant, featuring beautiful details that make it stand out. Plus the unique design allows you to easily differentiate and recognize a particular credit card.
  • THIN BUT DURABLE - why buying a sleeve who won't fit into your wallet? SefCard is made from thin but durable material, hence ensuring that each sleeve will fit right in easily.
  • PEACE OF MIND - no matter if you are staying at town or travelling abroad, by choosing SefCard, you can finally prevent identity thefts and digital pickpocketing for good!

Found on amazon they are currently on sale for $11.90 and well worth the money.

** I received this item free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.