Traveling Made Safe
By Lisa Collins-Haynes
Informer Media Group
Have you ever heard that hindsight is 20/20? Or have you ever thought, “If I only knew then, what I know now”? That was my initial reaction when I recently heard about the RFID passport wallet by Allett.
While traveling out of the country to attend a popular music festival, I was careless and never considered that I would be a victim of credit card fraud while there. Two days after returning home, I received a call from my bank’s fraud department. The agent asked if my credit cards were in my possession and I causally replied that they were. She asked if I had traveled out of the country recently and I again replied yes. She then wanted to know if I had been in a grocery store in New Hampshire. Well, red flags, bells and whistles started going off for me then, as I had never been to New Hampshire in my life. The agent stated that a card with my number was being used at that moment and she wanted to verify if it was me or not. Luckily this was caught in time.
The big question I had was how this could have happened. My credit card never left my possession. The agent explained that criminals have a swiping machine; where they pull the numbers from your card magnetically and create a new credit card with your number, then sell it. I was amazed at the technology and thought, “If they would only use their powers for good…”
Fast-forward to Allett and their RFID passport wallet and realizing that hindsight is indeed 20/20. As an avid traveler, I take many precautions and measures to ensure my personal safety when traveling abroad. But I never considered how to adequately protect my most valuable assets; my passport and credit cards, until now. My newest travel companion, by Allett offers 360 degrees of protection within the exterior and each interior pocket; along with radio frequency magnetic shielding. The RFID wallet is also made with a military grade multi-metalized liner throughout, extra thin, comes in Napa leather and is made in America. This is the kind of protection I wished I had at the music festival. As the saying goes, “When you know better, you do better!” I won’t be traveling unprotected again. To learn more about the RFID passport wallet and other products by Allett, visit them at www.all-ett.com.
Lisa Collins-Haynes is married and the mother of one daughter. She is currently working as a Freelance Travel Journalist and has had several articles published. Lisa is a self-professed out of control travel spirit (O.C.T.S) and she invites everyone to follow her new travel blog at www.octsblogger.wordpress.com.