Identity Theft Is Now As Easy As Walking Through The Mall

Identity theft, a problem that we help many of our credit repair clients overcome, is now becoming increasingly easier for thieves to accomplish.

The following video should have you extremely worried as it details how thieves can now steal your identity by simply walking past you in the mall.

As more and more banks and card issuers are trying to make our lives easier, they may be making it easier for thieves to steal your identity.

Recently card issuers have begun placing Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) chips in your credit cards that contains all of the credit card information necessary to complete a transaction. Retailers have also been installing devices to take advantage of this new technology, by allowing you to “Tap ‘n Go” to complete your transaction.

With both sides making the transaction process easier, you would think it would be great for the consumer. Unfortunately, this isn’t the whole story.

As the video shows, the technology that makes the process easier, may also be making it easier for thieves to steal your information. With some off the shelf equipment, it is possible to simply walk by you and get a hold of your entire card number and information.

This is obviously some very troublesome news, and should have you thinking twice about whether or not to get that new card with the easy chip built in.

We’d like to hear your opinion on this scary new form of identity theft. Have you had your credit card number stolen this way? Have you declined a new card with this type of chip in it, or will you in the future? Leave your comments below and share this video with as many people that you can.

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About Anthony Candella

Anthony is the founder and Directing Attorney of YourCreditAttorney.com and has been helping consumers just like you understand and improve your credit and financial situation since 2003.

  • spanky

    LIKE I SAID BEFORE, AMERICA SHOULD KNOW THEY BE PRO’S AND LEADERS OF IDENTITY THEFT, THEY PRACTICED IT FOR ABOUT 500 YRS NOW. SHOULD I BE WORRIED? THEY CAN’T STEAL SOMETHING THAT YOU DON’T POSSESS OR SHOULD I SAY WAS STOLEN FROM YOU ALREADY FOR OVER 500 YRS. NOW, IF YOUR RETURNING MY RIGHTFUL IDENTITY BACK TO ME, THEN I GUESS I SHOULD START WORRY’N ABOUT MY LOSE’N IT AGAIN. CAN’T WIN IN THIS COUNTRY CAN YA?