“RFID–blocking wallets are designed to help insulate you from a very particular brand of electronic pickpocketing, called RFID skimming. The concern is that some credit cards, passports, and driver’s licenses now come with embedded radio frequency identification chips.”
I have back problems anyway due to a degenerative disk. What wasn’t helping at all was the very large wallet I was carrying. It must have been 2 inches in depth. It was so thick that it even plopped out at a restaurant and someone was kind enough to show me it fell out. So I whittled it down a lot and carried more non-essential stuff in a separate holder.
I travelled to a few places where pick pocketing was rampant. I heard about it in airports too. But the worst is the threat of electronic skimming.
My solution to all of this was a money clip RFID blocking wallet. It has worked so well. And I carry it in my front pocket where it is much more secure.
I also keep my account numbers, phone numbers to credit card companies in case I have a problem, passport #, and personal info in a biometric protected app on my phone. Then if I do lose my money clip, I have means to call. It’s all in the cloud!
I’m easily accused of being paranoid or overly cautious about everything. I am conditioned toward safety. I was an Army infantry scout platoon sergeant. I was always thinking of redundancies, contingencies, and security. I do the same in life today.
Be safe my friends. Don’t be the one who is unprepared.