Source: ABC Eyewitness News on Thivery Scams with carry around card scanners.
By Becky from Staten Island, NY
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DO NOT carry your Social Security Card with you! That number is one of the key ways to get your ID stolen. Plus, it's on a cardboard/paper card, so it can't be scanned from outside your wallet anyway, but best to simply not carry it at all.
I carry a billfold. I simply fold three or four layers of aluminum foil into the shape of a dollar bill and put the foil in the billfold so that is screens everything from the outside.
Don't forget to shield driver license also. They have rfid and readable strips on them too.
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