So, I overheard a very interesting conversation at the airport yesterday, and after Linda at Stray Stitches reminded me of it by bringing up aluminum foil, I thought I'd spread a tip for clever prevention of credit card info theft.
Have you heard yet that thieves can scan your credit card info right out of your purse when they're standing nearby? It's true. (partly)
This is a good source of info about how the "new generation" of credit cards is vulnerable that way: How Do Thieves Scan Credit Cards in Your Purse? Our "old-fashioned" VISAs and MCs are still safe, but to be honest, I don't know how to recognize if I receive a new one when they're automatically replaced at expiration.
As mentioned in the article, plain old ALUMINUM FOIL can block thieves' readers! Makes for a simple fix if you stitch up any wallets or purses. Just include an inner layer of foil with the batting or interfacing. You can sew right through it. :D