Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to worry about the theft of data and money. The good news is that soomz RFID/NFC protection sleeves prevent wireless card skimming. High-quality material and print. And they make great gifts for clients and employees. With our customised branding service your logo can be placed on the sleeve giving your brand extra visibility every time someone protects their privacy. Swiss Made. Worldwide shipping.
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RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) enables contactless data exchange. RFID chips are found in almost all modern cards and IDs, including your passport.
In the event of identity theft, your personal data will be stolen and used. This includes your name, date of birth, address, biometric data, driving licence, social security number, bank account and credit card numbers. The more the thief knows about you, the easier it is for them to defraud you.
The stolen data will be misused by the thief to gain a pecuniary advantage using your identity. These include purchases or access to bank and insurance services. But there is more to it. Because the criminal operates through your identity, you may have to prove your innocence to the police, the authorities, your insurance company or your credit institution. This can be time consuming and very stressful. The damage to your reputation can be almost impossible to fix. In Europe and the USA alone, the sum of direct property crimes amounts to over 50 billion dollars a year.
Unfortunately, no. Even with the latest generation of credit cards, an Android app is enough to read the data wirelessly. With your name and card number, someone can then shop on your behalf.
A thin layer of light metal has been incorporated into the Soomz sleeves. This layer blocks the magnetic field of RFID scanners. "We had the material tested by TÜV for mechanical construction and radio signal shielding and it keeps its promises," says Patrik Scheiber, engineer and soomz product developer. "The sleeves provide reliable protection on the most common frequencies 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz and 900 MHz according to the device standards MILSTD-285, NSA65-6, IEEE299 and EN50147-1, which are used in most RFID systems. We also had the RFID protective covers tested by manufacturers for readers," Scheiber adds.