Protect yourself from payment fraud and identity theft. Did you know that many credit cards, drivers’ licenses, transit cards, government identification cards, school, hospital, and company identification cards, and all passport cards have a Radio-Frequency-IDentification chip embedded inside them? These chips allow vendors to scan your credit card quickly at the checkout and allow authorities to scan your ID or passport card from a distance, making border crossing a little faster. However, if your credit cards or identification cards were scanned nefariously, it also makes stealing your identity a whole lot easier. Thieves can purchase scanners online or build their own and steal your information right through your regular purse or wallet!