The Magnetic Stripe Reader helps you protect yourself from fraud and identify theft by testing and validating magnetic stripe readers before you insert your credit or debit cards.
It’s especially useful at ATMs where you can’t use tap-to-pay features when withdrawing cash.
Whether you’re traveling abroad and need to use a foreign ATM or at your local grocery or convenience store, the Magnetic Stripe Reader will keep your information and finances safe.
It works by detecting the number of magnetic stripe heads inside the card reader, and then displaying a status via one of three different LED lights - Green (OK), Yellow (Warning), or Red (Dangerous).
The scanning process is simple.
Just insert and remove the card normally before inserting the bank card.
It will process the information and give the read status within seconds.
For ATMs which have a lock feature to temporarily trap your card, the Magnetic Stripe Reader still works because it’s longer than a normal debit card, so it can’t be locked in while you’re checking the number of stripe heads.
You can then insert your own credit or debit card to complete the transaction depending on the alert LEDs.
The card is powered by a long-lasting CR2032 3V battery, included with each purchase.
So you can put it into action as part of your personal security routine immediately.