SkimProt is a secure sticker that prevents you from draining your bank card with a chip. The sticker is placed on the magnetic stripe on the map and completely closes the data stored on it. At the same time, SkimProt redirects the ATM to read the transaction information required by the chip on the card.The protective Sticker can be used with any type of bank card, which has a chip.
If you have to use your bank card without the Protective Sticker, you can carefully remove it and stick it back on the magnetic stripe afterwards. We do not recommend doing this more than 4-5 times.
The life span of the Protective Sticker is similar to the one of a bank card – 2-3 years.
The functionality of the sticker depends on the country where it will be used. There is a possibility that a certain country’s infrastructure has not migrated to reading chips. Therefore, the ATM will not be able to read the card in the presence of the protective sticker. In case you have questions regarding a specific country, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contact form.
The protective sticker works on all ATMs and POS terminals, who’s infrastructure and software have migrated to chip reading.
You can use the Card Guard with any type of a contactless bank card.