Pick-pocketing has been done since the stone ages and possibly even before. That doesn’t mean it’s a trick that has been thrown out of the book over the ages. Oh no! In stead, pick-pocketing has gotten smarter as technology has grown and advanced throughout the years. A few years back, Ian Leaf, fraudster detective, discovered a new way of picking pockets that comes seems to have come right out of the movies.
It’s no secret that in this period in time, technology and electronics make nearly the entire world function. Hackers and thieves have caught this boat and are going with the flow of the river—right into your money. “We can’t fight the people doing these things, because the people will always be around and others will come,” said fraudster detective Ian Leaf. “What we can do, however, is fight against the technology making this possible. Protecting your cards in a tinfoil cardholder is a great start to prevent scanners from picking up your card information for cards with RFID.”
Crooks have gotten clever, so the only way to fight against their intelligence is with our own intelligence. Unless you absolutely need your cards, one possible way to protect your card information and your identity is to leave the cards at home and start doing business strictly with cash. “I personally deal with cash only. It is more to carry and can get heavy in your pocket, yes, but too much convenience for you is also convenience for those out to get what they want from you,” said Mr. Leaf. Many thanks to Mr. Ian leaf, fraudster detective and scam buster for bringing this issue into the light.
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