THE BENEFITS OF AN RFID-BLOCKING WALLET
The digital data encoded in tags and smart labels can be detected and captured by radio frequency identification waves. When The Ridge set out to redesign the wallet, we used space-grade materials with RFID-blocking materials like aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber.With our dual-track design, there are two layers of RFID-blocking protection between the inner and outer plates — keeping your cards and cash secure, and your private information safe.
Why do you need to block RFID?
Credit card fraud and identity theft can often begin with RFID skimming, where malicious actors capture the radio-detectable information that is encoded on cards in your wallet. For instance, cases of ‘card-not-present fraud’ in the UK more than doubled between 2012 - 2016. As more and more of our information is stored digitally, it’s important to be taking cautionary steps to protect ourselves against the pitfalls of it.