What happened to crooks simply robbing you at gunpoint?
Or planning an elaborate kidnapping, demanding ransom from your parents and arranging for an exchange of identical briefcases in a secret location without any police presence?
Ah, the good ol’ days.
Now, thieves are as lazy as they are greedy. All they need is a special piece of equipment that can read the information right off your credit cards simply by being in your vicinity.
The technology they’re hacking into is called RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). It stores information in a microchip and it’s inside many of today’s credit cards. The idea is that they take this information and use it to create counterfeit cards or gather the information to otherwise steal your identity.
But luckily for you, there’s a stylish way to fend off these low-life, high-tech criminals.
From Wurkin Stiffs, maker of our favorite magnetic collar stays, a new line of wallets is designed to help protect your identity by blocking that RFID signal.
By infusing a thin alloy matrix between Italian calfskin leather, you get the fashionable look of a well-designed wallet with a secret weapon for keeping your financial information private.
Now if only they could design a wallet that prevents us from making impulse buys at Neiman Marcus. Like we need another hot air balloon.
Wurkin Stiffs RFID Wallets
$75 – $95