The short animation above shows briefly what is electronic pickpocketing and how you can prevent it. Be aware of RFID skimming. RFID skimming is a form of electronic pickpocketing or digital identify theft. It is done by somebody who has an RFID reader and skims through your RFID credit card or RFID passport chip secretly and try to skim off some valuable personal information in your credit card RFID chip. This can be done by placing the RFID reader near enough to your wallet for it to be able to read and receive the data.