Do you protect your credit cards ?

Do you use an RFID wallet, or RFID sleeves for your credit cards ?   How do you protect your cards when you travel ( or at home for that matter ) ?

 

‘There are also sleeves for passports

 

we also lock down our credit so no one can open up new accounts.

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We have the RDIF sleeves for both the CC and passports.  I also have the "metal wallet" that does the same thin for CC. Not sure if they really work but so far so good.

So far, I've managed to avoid the cards with a chip. Vacationing on ship I keep the card in the safe and pay with cash in port. I will use gift cards for for my OBA.

I have been thinking about one of those wallets. 

Absolutely! I have the RFID sleeves for my cards, enhanced driver's license and passport. My wallet is also protected. Some of those handheld chip readers people use to scan personal info can work up to 30 feet away.

I am also protective of personal info online and always on the alert for electronic phishing in emails and social media sites. Sounds a little extreme, I know, but I have had accounts hacked twice in the last two years, and we get hundreds of phishing attempts through emails at my workplace. I think it is better to be alert to the danger of information theft and protect what you can.

Use strong passwords, change them frequently,  and protect your mobile devices as well. 

We notify our bank and credit card company that we will be travelling.  

Since our cards now have chips, I am going to invest in the sleeves or wallets.  

I have the RFID sleeves and love them. I know they work well because prior to getting them 3 years ago my card I hate lanyards so I always keep it in my wallet) for access at the office used to have issues with one or two of the dozen doors and I was told this was due to a weak signal or interference. Once I started using the RFID sleeves for my debit and my credit card poof ... any issues with signals for the doors went away.I like the sleeves because they are basically seamless and add no space so can be used in a standard thin card only wallet. 

My wife bought me a wallet but it is more bulky than a standard one so I never use it. I hate bulky wallets so I use the sleeve and a minimal wallet which holds a handful of cards only. The RFID sleeves easily work with this and are effective as i previously mentioned.

Cash only when on cruise...cards are in a safe at home.  We use credit card for ship spending during our check in

I always pack protection when I travel,   better safe than sorry.  Wink

If you do not mind a month to get items,   Wish.com has RFID sleeves for credit cards, passport covers and wallets for inexpensive prices.   As I said,  shipping will take a month from Wish.com.  I would suggest using Pay Pal since it is a company in China.   I have purchased a few items from them and had no issue getting a refund if something was defective or wrong item sent.  Returns can be difficult if you just do not like the item though.  Remember this is cheap stuff from China not from Sack's 5th Ave.

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