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Message from Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association

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Val McPherson BEM (NHWN, Chair:Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association, Thames Valley )

With the considerable increase in the number and the variety of cons and scams, thieves are adapting their methods to come up with new ways to share your personal data and other information.
On  most new credit or debit cards, you will see a wireless symbol which informs you that your card uses Radio Frequency Identification RFID technology. This allows you to simply tap your card on card-readers to make payments up to £30.

However, this comes with security risk, as criminals can create an RFID reader with minimal effort and steal your details. They can also download an app onto their Smartphones to achieve the same results. They only need to brush past your pocket or bag with their device to do this. You might not even notice it happening.

Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association is able to offer you a very competitively -priced solution with the Card Defender - over 5,000 of which have been purchased from the Association since we publicised their availability at the end of January.

The Card Defender is a sleeve card holder that provides RFID - blocking technology and it protects contactless cards from being read. A similar device was demonstrated on an edition of BBC TV's "Rip of Britain" earlier in the year.
We recommend that everyone carrying a contactless cards should have one or more Card Defenders. This also applies to Oyster cards and students ID.

Card Defenders are now available from Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association for just £1.00 each; 5 for £4.00; or 10 for £7.00 plus postage, and prices for more Card Defenders are available on request.

 Please feel free to distribute this information to your family, neighbours and friends.
 To order please contact our Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Secretary Naomi Arnold MBE Email: naomi.arnold33@gmail.com 

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