technology to steal your identity
card and identity theft
card and identity theft
HOW REAL IS THE RISK?
The bad news is, the risk, or threat, of being the victim of a digital crime is very real. It‘s common, and reported incidents are increasing at an alarming rate – in Australia, and across the world. The fact is, it’s not difficult or illegal for criminals to scan, or harvest unsecured credit and debit card and Passport details. The threat is not just financial either; identity details are being stolen, which is often a far greater problem to a victim than a financial crime.
The reason travellers are particularly vulnerable and at risk is because busy public and transport hubs are commonly used by criminals engaged in these activities. The shear number of people moving in these areas means easy targets and a large number of cards scanned at one time, the distracted nature of passengers rushing to make flights, trains, trams and buses or the disorientation of a traveller in a foreign country: combined, it creates an environment that can be exploited.
HOW PROTECTIVE IS TRAVEL GUARD?
Fortunately, with Travel Guard, the risk of being skimmed is eliminated – completely. Using E-field technology, Travel Guard is able to block the threatening signals that put card and identity details at risk. Travel Guard doesn’t require it’s own power source either, so a user doesn’t have to remember to turn it on, which is perfect for the tired traveller. Travel Guard draws power from the signals being broadcast by skimming devices, in an attempt to steal information. The very devices that pose a threat, provide Travel Guard with a power source. Once Travel guard is placed in a wallet or purse or Passport, it can be forgotten. It will activate automatically when it detects a threat. It protects multiple cards too.
SHOULD I PROTECT MY PASSPORT?
Yes. While there’s no financial risk to a passport holder if skimmed, there’s certainly the risk of an identity related crime being carried out. The information held on a passport can be stolen. The safest, and cheapest form of insurance to guard against this possibility is to place Travel Guard inside your passport, ideally in a Travel Guard passport holder. The Travel Guard passport holder is enabled with the same blocking, E-FieldTM technology as the Travel Guard card. A passport, and any credit cards stored in the Travel Guard Passport holder will be protected from all threatening RFID signals. For more information on either the Travel Guard Card or the Passport Holder, visit – THE SHOP PAGE.
WHAT IS E-FIELD
threatening signals dispersed by scanning devices.