Electronic pickpocketing puts your credit cards at risk | Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota | WTSP.com 10 News

“By simply using a credit card scanner attached to a battery pack, Augustinowicz shows how easy it is to grab sensitive information from an unsuspecting person.
‘If I just get kind of close to (a person’s) back pocket or purse, where ever their wallet is, I can read their credit card numbers, expiration date, actually the whole tracking data,’ Augustinowicz said.
The founder of Identity Stronghold, Augustinowicz says cards with a RFID or Radio Frequency Identification chip in them send out a signal that can be picked up by someone with a scanner.”

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