We know about Pick Pocketing but what is E-pickpocketing?
E-PickPocketing is a new technology that can scan a pocket or purse of yours secretly to read information about your credit cards equipped with Radio Frequency Identification Technology(RFIT).
A man using a card reader and netbook at Memphis was able to collect information about the credit cards of different people he passed by. He got to know thier credit card numbers, names and expiration dates without even touching them. The card holders did not know anything what was happening. Anyways the thieves cannot steal the CVV number of the credit card as reported by Discovery News.This credit card scam can scan only the information about the card and card holders name but cannot steal the card from that person, its useless if it can’t be used at an e-retailer like Amazon.
The American government knows about this since many years and that is why the government has introduced a special jacket that has to be worn my all the government employees for their government IDs.
A special product called security sleeves is available which can be purchased which prevents card readers from collecting information encoded in RFID chips and keeps your card information protected.