July 12, 2019
Essex Chambers of Commerce, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Essex Police are working together to help businesses and residents tackle contactless card fraud.
As part of the work of the Essex Business Crime Strategy Board, the group has purchased 5,000 card defenders. These small wallets are simple but effective devices that keep contactless cards secure from thieves and fraudsters. You place your card inside the card defender and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) blocking material shields any sensitive information.
Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce and chair of the Essex Business Crime Strategy Board, said: “One of the aims of the board is to work together to come up with practical solutions to help beat business crime. These card defenders are a great way to help prevent RFID skimming which is a form of digital theft. We are giving these to members of our Business Crime Strategy Board so they can hand them to their employees to help prevent them from becoming a victim.”
To find out more about the work of the Essex Business Crime Strategic Board visit the Essex Chambers website
For Crime Prevention Advice from Essex Police go to www.essex.police.uk
Photo Caption: Essex Police Chief Constable BJ Harrington, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce Denise Rossiter and Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex Jane Gardner with the card defenders at the latest board meeting held today (Friday, July 12)