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Kickstarter funding

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We can now say, funded with Kickstarter.

Funding

Our aim was to raise £4,775 pounds through our first Kickstarter campaign, so we could go through the Hewlett Packard Indigo Media Certification Program. Allowing us enough money to cover the cost of the trial, manufacture enough RFIDsecur™ material to produce the rewards for our backers and for the testing process used in the HP trial. We also need to allow for taxes and fees associated with raising the funds.

We are now over the shock and awe of finishing our first Kickstarter project. Lots of late nights and long days, we put our hearts into this project and we are so glad to say we’ve come out of the other side.

Kickstarter funding page
Screenshot of our finished Kickstarter project for RFIDsecur blocking cards

What can I say, we smashed it and raised £6,831 and we are overwhelmed by the support and the pledges made, we are still getting people asking for RFIDsecur™ blocking cards after the deadline. Backers from all over the world,  have pledged and put their trust in us.

RFID and NFC Blocking cards
Kickstarter rewards consist of RFIDsecur™ RFID and NFC Blocking cards, we have 5 designs to choose from

What next

The Kickstarter project may have finished, but the work is far from over. We have to contact all our backers confirm designs and numbers. Finalising the details, organising the manufacturing of the RFIDsecur™ material and printing of the RFID, NFC blocking cards designs. And then, there are all our new followers on our social media channels, without who, I’m sure this campaign wouldn’t have been successful.

Kickstarter

Having completed our first campaign on Kickstarter, lessons have been learned and we now feel we are better prepared for future projects.  Already talking about a new project, with new rewards as well as some old ones, watch this space.

KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

Please support us, your pledges will make a difference
to how we can protect your data.

Over 96% funded towards our goal, we would like to thank everyone who has pledged. We are well on our way, but without your support it wouldn’t happen. Don’t forget to let others know about us. We’re hoping to overfund the project, this would help us greatly.

Thank you.

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Kickstarter reward card
Kickstarter project One of the reward designs for the RIFD NFC blocking cards

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▶ RFID – The Risk inside your credit card – YouTube

Watch this YouTube video regarding RFID thefts and how easy a security expert clones, copies and makes payments using easy to buy and make scanners. This information is not hard to find and easily make you understand why you should be using RFID shielding. The video also talks about using aluminium foil, this works but only for some frequencies and does not protect all cards. Please read our other post on aluminium foil and why it doesn’t work

via ▶ RFID – The Risk inside your credit card – – YouTube.

How 30million ‘wi-fi’ credit cards can be plundered by cyber identity thieves exploiting contactless payment technology – Daily Mail

Article on the the Mail Online showing how contactless payment cards can be copied and cloned in a mater of minutes, including some real life examples of where this has been used to defraud customers or stores out of money. Even some accidental use of these cards meaning some customers are even being charged more than once for payments intended for the customers Oyster cards on London buses.

  • Modified mobile phones can strip card details in seconds
  • Card-holders could be ‘robbed’ by people next to them on train
  • Oyster readers on buses mistakenly charge bank cards

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334468/How-30million-wi-fi-credit-cards-plundered-cyber-identity-thieves-exploiting-contactless-payment-technology.html