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Travel Weekly Magazine and Website – “Why Travel Insurance Won’t Protect Your Cards”
A great article was written by HANNAH EDENSOR of Travel Weekly Magazine who recently interviewed our CEO Tyler Harris on the emergence of this new form of crime and how best to protect your credit cards and passport while your traveling.
Travel Weekly the highly respected travel magazine has spoken with Armourcard CEO Tyler Harris about how to best protect yourself while traveling from the new wave of skimming crime that can now lift your ePassports, credit cards and even hotel keys without you ever knowing.
Harris goes on to say
… its never been easier for organised criminals or even opportunitistic low level criminals to get your valued personal data, not just your credit card numbers but more importantly information that can lead to your identity being used for the means of identity theft.
… we believe that as a first lline of defence when traveling we need to start to take control of protecting our personal data, the hassle of being skimmed then trying to prove that to a financial insitution that the freud happened on the very least is time consuming and big hassle especially whilst traveling abroad.
Travel Weekly likes to help and give great advice to consumers about all things traveling this includes great destination articles, travel tips, and even some travel hacks from what to pack to how to spot a travel scam. We at Armourcard enjoyed our time chatting with them and them showcasing Armourcard to there readerships
Thanks to Travel Weekly Magazine for your support.
March 5th, 2015
In an article titled “Australians build a preventative invention for your wallet”
the tech guide interviewed one of the directors of Armourcard.
Tyler Harris went on to say about the interview:
Overall it was a positive interview & review of our product, but a few key points were left out from Leigh’s write up that where discussed in the interview such as how an Australian ‘White Hat Hacker’ Peter Fillmore as recently as Oct 2014 tested the security protocols behind Visa and Mastercard payment cards and proved the viability of an attack by successfully using cloned versions of his credit cards to shop at supermarket chain Woolworths, and buy beer at a Sydney pub.
Which Leigh only referred to a previous Mastercard interview from 2013 which Matt Barr, MasterCard’s head of Market Development in Australia refers to other RFID protective products as just creating noise to sell a product, we found that those comments from a company who is rolling out this technology right on the corporate line and what would be expected from a company that “creates a lot of noise” about their ‘Tap & Go’ technology in what appears to be a sell to the consumers on ‘its ok to use’ and don’t worry about any fraud.
Unfortunately had the article referenced the latest example of how criminals can skim & use your money as mentioned from the passage above it may have shown the readers that there is always two sides to the story ( one from corporate card issuing companies who have invested billions rolling out this technology, and the other from the hacking community and security experts like Peter Fillmore who still to this day show us how easy it happens & it can happen)
Until there is a 100% guarantee that the technology is safe, then why wouldn’t you protect yourself and Armourcard offers that protection.