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Armed with radio frequency identification chip scanners, digital identity thieves don’t need to physically steal your credit card to swipe the personal information encoded inside. These criminals could blend into any crowd, making you susceptible to electronic pickpocketing in high-traffic areas such as airports and tourist attractions. Don’t leave your wallet unprotected.
RFID blocking is an easy way to guard your personal information. There are hundreds of options, from wrapping your credit cards in aluminum foil (not very cute, but it works in a pinch) to sorting through the countless RFID blocking wallets or sleeves available. We’ve tracked down a few options that might work for you.
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Made of 100% genuine leather, the Travelambo RFID Front Pocket Minimalist Slim Wallet is a light men’s design easily paired with any type of clothing. Blocks RFID signals up to 13.56 MHz frequency using premium tested and approved technology keeping all of your cards and IDs safe and sound. Also has a convenient 10 card slot, two cash or ticket slots and an ID window. Comes with a one-year warranty. Available in 22 different colors/styles. Buy it here.
This chic wallet and phone clutch has four inner compartments roomy enough for eight cards, a standard-sized smartphone, cash, passports and plenty of coins in a central pocket. Crafted of premium-quality vegan leather, it fits nicely into larger purses or backpacks. The best part? The RFID Blocking Daisy Rose Women’s Checkered Zip Around Wallet and Phone Clutch With Card Holder Organizer pairs well with Louis Vuitton accessories without the price tag to match. Buy it here.
Swedish-made Ogon Designs makes some of the world’s best wallets for both men and women. Their sharp-looking aluminum covers prevent scanning and demagnetization, making them RFID safe. Watch this video demonstrating the durability of Ogon wallets vs. fake impostors. What’s more? Ogon bans harmful chemical materials in their production.. The Ogon RFID Aluminum Small Ribbed Wallet is a minimalist’s dream, comfortably allowing a few cards (up to 10) and a little cash before they’re full. This one is blue, but you can get other colors like green lime, rose gold or purple. Buy it here.
Boasting seven times the RFID blocking power of regular models, the Alpha Keeper RFID Money Belt for Travel integrates water resistance and rip-free nylon to secure your cards and travel documents for safekeeping. Three layers of RFID fabric covers the entirety of this money belt, including the front and back, sides, corners and crevices. Zip your belongings in for hands-free convenience whether you’re carrying bags, kids or coffee cups. Comes with 100% money-back guarantee. Available in seven unique colors. Buy it here.
Imported and crafted of 100% leather, the Tommy Hilfiger Men’s RFID Blocking Leather Extra Capacity Traveler Wallet comes with ample room for all your travel needs from cards and cash to tickets and receipts. Surprisingly affordable, this wallet has built-in RFID blocking, comes with a free gift box and has a surprise zipper in the center for any coins you wish to carry. Customers love the design, raving that it looks even better in person than it does in the pictures. Available in saddle (brown) or black (pictured). Buy it here.
From its top-grain leather to premium aluminum components, the Ekster Parliament Slim Leather Wallet With RFID Blocking and Quick Card Access is well-made. Snaps open with the flick of a button to give you instant access to all your cards at once. Stores up to 16 cards in two compartments, and the built-in RFID blocker protects it all. Cash straps in the front, but try to carry few bills. Comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. GPS trackers sold separately. Buy it here.
Stash everything you need in this gorgeous RFID protected crossbody bag and keep your mind at ease for a day of shopping, museums, clubs, or shows in the city. Remove the 26” shoulder strap if you want to carry it in hand, or make use of the wrist strap. The MUNDI Jacqui Vegan Leather RFID Womens Crossbody Cell Phone Purse Holder Wallet fits most standard size smartphones, 6 cards, a passport, cash in the bill pocket, coins in the zippered pocket, and your ID in a clear window. Comes in 19 different eye-popping styles like the pictured red plaid, navy nylon, ice blue, pewter, bone, and brown sugar. Buy it here.
I3C Anti-Theft RFID Blocking Credit Card Sleeves
When you need a little extra protection, tuck your cards into these stylishly-designed I3C Anti-Theft RFID Blocking Credit Card Sleeves before sliding them into your purse, pocket or wallet. The U.S. government-approved sleeves are covered in electromagnetic shielding, uniquely fortified against RFID scanning. Thick and durable, each package comes with five credit card sleeves and one passport sleeve. Comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Available in assorted green designs (pictured) and pink. Buy it here.
For those who’d rather not carry a wallet or a purse at all, this Gecko Adhesive Phone Wallet and RFID Blocking Sleeve adheres securely right to the back of your phone or phone case. Holds two to three cards and a bit of cash for the hardcore minimalist who insists upon traveling light. Each set comes with the stick-on phone wallet, a phone stand holder, one RFID sleeve, microscreen cleaner and earphone untangler. The Gecko Phone Wallet covers your cards completely, and is guaranteed for 90 days. Available in 37 different phone wallet designs. Buy it here.
The TICONN Premium Faraday Bag provides signal blocking for your car’s key fob so you can rest assured no one gains control of your vehicle locks, ignition or other functions. Constructed of high-quality materials including two thick layers of RFID blocking protection, and comes tastefully wrapped in a gift box. Tuck your cash in the front pocket and your cards and ID in the back with your key fob for best results. Securely closes with elastic. Comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and lifetime warranty. (For car key programming service, go here.) Buy it here.
Will you be purchasing any of these RFID blocking products? Do you own one already that you love? Tell us in the comments.