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Keeping you safe…with Contactless Card Protectors
Posted on : February 14, 2017 by p5

As an IT Support company, we are always on the look-out for ways in which we can help our customers. And with our new Help Me cards, we think we’ve done just that.

With the rise in popularity and usage of contactless payment cards, cyber-crime and digital theft has been a hot topic over the last 18 months – and we wanted to do something to help protect our clients against these sorts of threats.

So at the beginning of 2017, we changed the design of our Help Me cards to include new technology that will protect our clients against having their contactless cards skimmed and their money or data stolen.

The new Help Me card
The new design is credit card sized and acts as a Contactless Card Protector – a simple and effective way of keeping your contactless payment cards safe.

How does it work?
Simply pop the Help Me card into your wallet, next to your debit or credit cards. It blocks the RFID (radio-frequency identification system) signals which are collected by fraudsters, to skim and extract your personal data. The card will also protect up to 3 or 4 other cards in the same wallet.

Why is this important?
The chip in your contactless card can be read remotely from a distance of up to five feet, without you knowing. Which is pretty scary stuff.

By keeping this card in their wallets, our customers always have our contact details to hand, plus the reassurance that they are protected against digital theft or accidental payment.

 

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