These days many new credit cards comes with an RFID chip installed on it. It is there for convenience since the card only has to be close to a reader to process a transaction and doesn’t have to be swiped.
However this has lead to a new method used in credit card theft. Thieves would use a RFID scanner which could scan the credit card inside a person’s wallet to steal their credit card information.
People who have been victims of this type of credit card theft would often be unaware of it until their next credit card statement comes and they found hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of charges they didn’t make.
This is because all it takes is a second or two for an RFID scanner to obtain a credit’s card transaction data, so most people would never notice it happening. With RFID scanners that can be bought for $100 or less and more credit card companies embedding RFID chips into their credit cards, this may be a cause for concern.
However there are some wallets which can prevent RFID scanners from your reading your credit cards information when they are stored inside, such as wallets made with metal. One of these types of wallets is the Aluma Wallet.
It is made with a die-cast aluminum alloy material which blocks RFID scanners. When your card is placed inside the Aluma Wallet, credit card scanners will not be able to scan the data.
Aside from helping block RFID scanners, the Aluma Wallet is also designed to be extremely durable. In the commercial for the product they show a car running over it and it didn’t break. That may be a bit of a stretch though and the chances of a car actually running over your wallet is probably very low.
In addition, the Aluma Wallet is also water proof with the latch closed. So the items you placed inside won’t get wet if the wallet comes into contact with water. So if you happen to forget to take the wallet out of your pants before doing the laundry, you should be safe.
The Aluma Wallet is made with a fairly slim design but it can hold a fair amount of cards and cash. It has the accordion style design which lets you flip through it in order to find what you need. The company claims that the wallet is great for both men and women. However the style of it seems to be geared more towards guys.
The retail price of the Aluma Wallet is $10 each plus the cost of shipping if bought online. If you order from the official website, you can take advantage of a buy 1 get 1 free offer. You can get a second Aluma Wallet for free by paying the extra shipping cost for it.