how credit card information is skimmed through rfid

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I keep seeing these links that say credit cards with wireless signals can easily be stolen from up to 3 feet away. is this true? if so how is it possible for hackers to see all the information? the news I see says that they steal our information with card readers. from what I know not all the information of a credit card should be visible when scanned. Am I wrong? If so how do they expose all the information?
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If you have a lot of credit cards you carry and are concerned, they do sell special wallets,purses and the like that have built-in RFID protection to prevent skimming.  IT may be advisable to get on it you are planning on going any where where large crowds gather like a county fair, amusement park, concert.. There are prime spots where these skimmers are often used. 

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  • Subhendu Sen

    Yes, there are some very improved technic to do the same fraud. But what you have asked this is not possible to reveal here. We are not going to reveal anything illegal here. If you want to know you can contact with your local police administration. They are in better position to reply your question.

    Also no one can knows better way to do this fraud. Only the persons who are doing this type of illegal activities can know.

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  • TheRealRaven
    A card that responds to RFID scanning will broadcast its data when the proper RF signal hits it. It's that simple (without going into details).
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Be careful if when transact any monetary transactions through online Or credit/ debit card. Never reveal any information about debit/ credit card.
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