Card Minder RFID/NFC Blocking Card - Contactless Card Protection £3 + 99p delivery Non Prime Sold by EPOSGEAR & Fulfilled by Amazon.
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Card Minder RFID/NFC Blocking Card - Contactless Card Protection £3 + 99p delivery Non Prime Sold by EPOSGEAR & Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Posted 10th Oct
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Card Minder RFID/NFC Blocking Card - Contactless Card Protection - 1 Card Protects Your Entire Wallet - No Batteries Required - Next Gen Hassle Free with No Need for Sleeves (1 Card, Platinum Card)
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Because it runs on pure 100% snake oil - complete waste of money.
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> No Batteries Required


Because it runs on pure 100% snake oil - complete waste of money.
Do they do a matching hat?
Utterly pointless
Edited by: "dwl99" 10th Oct
Pointless and useless. If you really insist on blocking RFID take some of the tin foil off your head and wrap the card fully, that will at least work.
dwl9910/10/2019 20:41

Utterly pointless


Are you referring to the “matching hat” or this “deal”
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Not sure I understand the ‘useless’ comments?

Don’t cards like these produce a field that prevents your card from being scanned by somebody with a remote contactless machine?
If you place your old contactless bank card along side your new card, the cards cannot be read as the card reader cannot read either card.
BattleBorn10/10/2019 20:55

Not sure I understand the ‘useless’ comments? Don’t cards like these produ …Not sure I understand the ‘useless’ comments? Don’t cards like these produce a field that prevents your card from being scanned by somebody with a remote contactless machine?


These are a solution to a problem that does not exist.
Just have two contactless cards in your wallet which does exactly the same as this
BattleBorn10/10/2019 20:55

Not sure I understand the ‘useless’ comments? Don’t cards like these produ …Not sure I understand the ‘useless’ comments? Don’t cards like these produce a field that prevents your card from being scanned by somebody with a remote contactless machine?


Two reasons:

Sticking a piece of tin foil in your wallet will do exactly the same (RFID is insanely weak)

There aren't any known cases of people stealing money using a skimmer. It's hopelessly impractical (you need to stick an electronic reader <5cm from someone's pocket for a few seconds) and it's near impossible to get away with. The processor won't release the money it takes for a few weeks, during that time you'd need to avoid algorithms designed to detect fraud like this and you'd need no one to question why they have payments being taken from their accounts they don't recognise. If it is flagged for fraud, the processor will have the criminal's name, address and bank details.
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abigsmurf10/10/2019 21:08

Two reasons:Sticking a piece of tin foil in your wallet will do exactly …Two reasons:Sticking a piece of tin foil in your wallet will do exactly the same (RFID is insanely weak)There aren't any known cases of people stealing money using a skimmer. It's hopelessly impractical (you need to stick an electronic reader <5cm from someone's pocket for a few seconds) and it's near impossible to get away with. The processor won't release the money it takes for a few weeks, during that time you'd need to avoid algorithms designed to detect fraud like this and you'd need no one to question why they have payments being taken from their accounts they don't recognise. If it is flagged for fraud, the processor will have the criminal's name, address and bank details.


You also need access to the right registered equipment and even then you get less information than [checks notes] reading the front of the card.
I'm not recommending this but I do recommend having a RFID blocking wallet. Skimming cards is getting popular around London especially in crowded places, which can be done from distances of up to 1.5m... standard.co.uk/new…tml
CharlieFoxtrotCharlie10/10/2019 21:53

I'm not recommending this but I do recommend having a RFID blocking …I'm not recommending this but I do recommend having a RFID blocking wallet. Skimming cards is getting popular around London especially in crowded places, which can be done from distances of up to 1.5m... https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/surge-in-contactless-card-fraud-stealing-118m-in-10-months-a4030256.html


No, this article says there has been no verified reports of contactless card "skimming" but talks of other contactless fraud which is when someone steals a card and goes on a contactless spending spree
CharlieFoxtrotCharlie10/10/2019 21:53

I'm not recommending this but I do recommend having a RFID blocking …I'm not recommending this but I do recommend having a RFID blocking wallet. Skimming cards is getting popular around London especially in crowded places, which can be done from distances of up to 1.5m... https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/surge-in-contactless-card-fraud-stealing-118m-in-10-months-a4030256.html



"However UK Finance, that represents the banking industry, has said there have been no verified incidents of contactless fraud on cards still in the possession of the original owner"

It's all attachments stuck to legitimate machines which is where the skimming is actually at, similar to the add-ons they stick to cash machines, the "in my back pocket" skimming isn't there...
Phil_Whitmarsh10/10/2019 21:02

If you place your old contactless bank card along side your new card, the …If you place your old contactless bank card along side your new card, the cards cannot be read as the card reader cannot read either card.


????
hisqwertyness10/10/2019 21:06

Just have two contactless cards in your wallet which does exactly the same …Just have two contactless cards in your wallet which does exactly the same as this


No it doesn't. It causes card-clash which can result in one of a few things happening; one of which may be that neither card is read. It 100% won't guarantee that the cards can't be used contactless.
hisqwertyness10/10/2019 21:06

Just have two contactless cards in your wallet which does exactly the same …Just have two contactless cards in your wallet which does exactly the same as this


Exactamundo.
the__cat10/10/2019 22:26

No it doesn't. It causes card-clash which can result in one of a few …No it doesn't. It causes card-clash which can result in one of a few things happening; one of which may be that neither card is read. It 100% won't guarantee that the cards can't be used contactless.


Oh yes it does guarantee it can't be read, I have tried it many times.
Edited by: "Phil_Whitmarsh" 10th Oct
Phil_Whitmarsh10/10/2019 23:09

Oh yes it does guarantee it can't be read, I have tried it many times.


It doesn't whatsoever. In fact, it was a massive problem for TfL when they launched contactless payments.

There are many different scenarios which can occur with multiple cards in the wallet...

1] No card is read
2] The correct card is read
3] The wrong card is read
4] Both cards are read

Number 3 has happened to me on one occasion so I can personally confirm that it doesn't guarantee a card can't be read if you have two next to each other.
the__cat10/10/2019 22:26

No it doesn't. It causes card-clash which can result in one of a few …No it doesn't. It causes card-clash which can result in one of a few things happening; one of which may be that neither card is read. It 100% won't guarantee that the cards can't be used contactless.


According to my bank it will and probably works better than the item on sale . I have one of the wallets that are supposed to do the same as this card but I could still wave my unopened wallet at the chip and pin device and it would be accepted. Having more than one card causes them all to be energised making them unreadable I’m told.
hisqwertyness11/10/2019 07:16

According to my bank it will and probably works better than the item on …According to my bank it will and probably works better than the item on sale . I have one of the wallets that are supposed to do the same as this card but I could still wave my unopened wallet at the chip and pin device and it would be accepted. Having more than one card causes them all to be energised making them unreadable I’m told.


That's what is supposed to happen, but it doesn't always.
What's the worst that can happen....

Someone clones my contactless details and starts using it for small transactions. I notice them pop up on my phone via notifications from my banking app.
I click and dispute them, the bank credit them and replace my card.

It's not complicated...
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