Aunt Jen Posted May 11, 2015 Share Posted May 11, 2015 I have a credit card company I've used for years. Though this card isn't due for replacement for another 4 years, they sent me another card as a replacement, saying they'll deactivate my current card soon. I'm required to use the new card. It has the same card number, but a different pin, those secret extre numbers some merchants require. My concern is: The new card has a microchip in it. I can see it, and they talk a little about it as a "chip and signature card." I am leery of this. I've read about RFID chips in things and goodness knows what all, more than I know about going on inside the cards/chips. Does anyone know what is going on with this card? What is it doing? Will it talk to information gathering devices as I walk by? Can a crafty thief read it in my pocket at the airport? Should I put it in an RFID shield (plastic slip-on type thing)? I know some of you now so much more about these details than I. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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