RFID-blocking Front Pocket Wallets

All of Axess wallets have an RFID blocking pocket where special material will protect your sensitive cards (similar to physically wrapping your credit cards in tin foil). This is to prevent your sensitive credit card information from being subjected to “electronic pickpocketing” or other methods of wirelessly accessing your credit card info or personal information. The RFID-blocking material used by Axess is a multi-layered RFID-protection foil that has successfully gone through third-party testing and verification.

All of Axess models have one big card pocket which is RFID-blocking. Note that the other pockets are not blocked, so that you can still commute and use access cards.

What is RFID technology?

RFID, which stands for radio-frequency identification, is a technology that lets a chip in a card use radio waves to communicate over a short distance to allow shoppers make charges by passing a card in front of a terminal. As of 2008, in the US alone there were at least 270 million of these cards in circulation issued by Mastercard, VISA, American Express and Discover, among others. Within a few years this technology will replace all major credit cards.

Types of card using RFID-chips:

Debit or Credit Card

U.S. Passports

European Passports

Employee ID/University ID

Drivers License

Why are RFID-chips vulnerable?

RFID technology, despite being convenient is vulnerable to Wireless identity theft or “Electronic Pickpocketing” where credit and debit card data can be stolen via special low cost radio scanners without the cards being physically touched or removed from their owner's pocket, purse or carry bag.

What can be done about it?

To prevent your sensitive credit card information from being skimmed in this manner, all Axess wallets have an RFID blocking pocket where special material will protect your sensitive cards.

  • All of Axess Front Wallets come with a marker – a card in the pocket that is RFID-blocking.
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