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#212750 10-Apr-2017 22:47
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I am watching TVSN and they are Advertising SkimGuard.


Its a small card you place into your wallet which blocks RFID. Manufacturing cost maybe $1. Selling for $100 for 4 of them.


I'm not saying they don't work (as they probably do) but the claims and information given out on the advertising is so wrong/misleading/technically wrong. This is not the same Advert exactly but has the same person talking about it (Older Gentleman). The claims I just watched where even more than I can see in this youtube video.


I was cringing watching it. Things like them scanning a Credit Card with a mobile phone and then telling people (and showing) that the card stores every transaction you have done with the card and anyone can get this information buy just walking past you.


Saying that credit cards hold your name, address, phone number and credit card number on the RFID.

And then there is a Phone wallet which stops RFID Viruses!! (I don't think its in the video)









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  #1760516 10-Apr-2017 23:40
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Get the same on trade me $10 for four or something like that.

If TVSN is talking rubbish, that's a fair trade matter.

Imho main use is not accidentally triggering wrong card at the supermarket.

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  #1760524 11-Apr-2017 01:08
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What a load of crap!



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