Check this out! This is the Secret Men’s RFID Protected Wallet. Right from the start I really liked this wallet.
From the nice packaging this wallet was delivered in (as you can see in the pictures it was in a solid black box with a soft black cloth case) to the smell and feel of the soft leather, I could tell it was well made. The thinness of the wallet makes it less noticeable in my husband’s pants pocket so it seems more discreet that he’s carrying a wallet. He feels like it’s safer and lighter than all his other wallets. I like it because I don’t see a huge bulge protruding out his back pocket. It has 8 card slots and 2 longer pockets for receipts and bills, etc.
This wallet is made of genuine leather. The wallet measures 4.6″ by 3.4″ and 0.3″ wide. The best part of this wallet is the fact it truly protects your personal information with the RFID blocking technology. Wireless readers will not be able to get through the RFID protection.
It’s really scary how easy it is for crooks to get your information!! If you’ve never Googled RFID you should; it’s scary. One article on Wikipedia explains how your credit cards could be at risk!
Wireless identity theft is a relatively new technique of gathering an individual’s personal information from RF-enabled cards carried on a person in their access control, credit, debit, or government issued identification cards. Each of these cards carry a Radio frequency identification chip which responds to certain radio frequencies. When these “tags” come into contact with radio waves, they respond with a slightly altered signal. The response can contain encoded personal identifying information, including the card holder’s name, address, Social Security Number, phone number, and pertinent account or employee information.
Upon capturing (or ‘harvesting’) this data, the thief is then able to program their own cards to respond in an identical fashion (via ‘cloning’). Many sites are dedicated to nothing but teaching people how to perform this act, as well as supplying the necessary equipment and software.
The world we live in today, you can’t be too careful. Why not take a small step to your virtual credit card safety?! According to the world’s largest provider of banking and payment technologies, FIS, the annual cost of credit card fraud in the U.S. is estimated to be $8.6 billion per year and experts believe that figure will rise to $10 billion or higher in 2015.
The only negative I see with this Men’s RFID Protected Wallet is there is no clear window for your I.D. other than that this is a very nice wallet.
This review was written by my good friend Deborah of The Hairy Bacon a new contributor here on Peanut Butter and Whine. To learn more about Deb check out her bio here and follow her blog The Hairy Bacon!