Results for - RFID skimming and blocking

1,708 voters participated in this survey

Any thoughts or insight you have on the subject of RFID (radio frequency identification technology) skimming is appreciated.

1. Do you carry your debit and credit cards in a RFID blocking sleeve or RFID blocking wallet?

Yes
14%
246 votes
No
69%
1,173 votes
Not Applicable
17%
289 votes

2. I saw an advertisement for a RFID blocking wallet. What the ad said made sense to me. I did a bit of research and found these RFID blocking sleeves and wallets are not very effective at blocking the data emitted by contactless cards. Do you think these RFID blocking devices live up to the claims?

Yes
10%
176 votes
No
28%
477 votes
Undecided
62%
1,055 votes

3. In a 2010 news report by Memphis television station WREG, a representatives from the Identity Theft Resource Center said "they've never seen a case of RFID skimming used to steal information." Other identity theft analysts say they don't feel RFID skimming is much of a threat. Do you think it is a good idea for credit and debit card users to use some type of RFID blocking device?

Yes
28%
486 votes
No
18%
307 votes
Undecided
54%
915 votes

4. I try to be reasonably cautious about protecting my personal information. Based on my research on the subject, I don't think RFID skimming is much of a problem. Do you know of anyone who believes their personal information has been stolen by skimming?

Yes
13%
228 votes
No
87%
1,480 votes

5. Had you heard of RFID skimming and RFID blocking prior to this survey?

Yes
53%
912 votes
No
47%
796 votes
01/16/2016 Technology 1708 26 By: UpstateSC

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