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Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by FrankRizzo, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. FrankRizzo

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    This is pretty scary & frankly unbelievable that the CC companies are this stupid &/or arrogant &/or negligent &/or reckless:
     
  2. Poppa San

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    So, if I carry a piece of foil in my wallet, I'm protected? What happens to the RFID chip if I microwave my card?
     
  3. Forget Favre

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    I'm going to guess that if there are little bits of metal in there that they could spark and possibly set the card on fire and melt it?
    And it might damage your microwave.
    They do show someone removing the chip with an exacto knife.
    And there is some kind of envelope you can get.
    Maybe you could report it stolen or missing to the one who issued it, they would block it and request a new one that doesn't have the chip?

    I'm the kind of guy that would feel silly pulling my card out of a piece of tinfoil at the cash register.
    But I won't feel embarrassed if I pull it out from underneath my tinfoil hat. Go figure.
     
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    Some thoughts from seeing this vid.
    Gee. Thanx a lot news team. You just gave me (And others) a great idea on how to make my own credit cards! LOL

    Are there any lurkers or members here that would see it and execute that idea?

    Beware of men carrying purses that are getting close to you.
    If you're a man, either he's gay and trying to hit up on you or steal your credit card info.

    I don't have those chips in any of my cards.
    But I do protect my privacy.
    I shred anything with my name and address on it and my receipts.
    Even though the numbers may be x'd out, I still feel like what I spent is nobody's business but mine anyway.
     
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    I'm actually more upset at the damn dirty D- heads who made the gear for making it possible for thieves to do this. :mad:
     
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  6. Poppa San

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    The videos show the chip detonating. Is the chip destroyed previous to that point? Just need it to become unusable, not remove it. Some type of EMP or strong magnetic field (MRI)
    I would hope a clerk does not accept the card if it shows a hole in it.
    Aluminum wallet. I was thinking, put the foil in with the "real" paper money. I wonder if that works. Gotta hope the post office people are legit.
     

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