Around 1 in 5 Australians have been the victim of identity fraud.
Protect yourself from credit card skimming.
Frequently Asked Questions
MyCard Protector has a built-in RFID chip which powers up when it detects a scan signal. It produces an electronic shield that stops skimmers from obtaining information from nearby cards. Store it in your wallet near your credit cards for ultimate protection.
Watch the Electronic Shield Protection in action by holding it next to your credit or debit card when you try to make a contactless PayWave EFTPOS purchase. It will block the transaction until the MyCard Protector is moved away.
The working RFID chip and antenna are sealed between 2 layers of plastic making our cards dust, water and heat resistant. However, the cards can be damaged if bent or exposed to extreme heat.
One MyCard Protector will protect credit cards within 10mm either side. This means that 1 card is usually enough for a standard wallet. But if you have a large number of cards or a longer wallet with credit cards spread out, you may need to use 2 MyCard Protectors to protect all cards.
Passports and some new driver's licences now have a built in RFID chip that operates at 13.56MHz, the same frequency as credit cards. A MyCard Protector located near these can stop them from being scanned.
Around 1 in 5 Australians have been the victim of identity fraud. Fraud costs our community $8.5 billion each year. Credit card fraud rates are rapidly increasing and contactless credit cards can easily be exploited by organised criminals
Most credit and debit cards have an RFID chip that allows PayWave and other transactions. Fraudsters steal data by illegally scanning or "skimming" these cards. Some operate in crowds, others operate at a distance using powerful equipment with antennas. You may never see the thief that targets you.
Yes. Most Australian credit cards allow remote transactions (eg. PayWave and TapNGo cards). Anyone with the right scanner can illegally skim data unless the cards are protected. Thieves can buy cheap skimmers and sell your data online.
We will give participating schools, charities and clubs a $4 donation for each $9.95 card sold from our website. Customers nominate the organisation they want to support from a drop down list when making a card purchase from our website. We provide donations to the registered schools, charities and clubs at the end of each month.
Our sale price is approximately 1/3 that of similar RFID blockers available, because we think protection should be affordable.
MyCard Protector may trigger some store security gates in some situations because it's RFID chip and credit card chips operates within the same frequency bandwidth as some security tags and gates. Whether gates are triggered will depend on the gate's specifications, the positioning of MyCard Protector in your wallet or bag and other environmental factors. Security gates are triggered for many reasons, so it can be difficult to isolate the cause. We are continuing to test and refine our product and hope to narrow the bandwidth on future MyCard Protectors if this can be done without compromising their effectiveness.
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