RFID, really?

I had a conversation with someone from NY area library at the recent PLA show, and these are her exact words:

"Our customers still find ways of stealing. They tear out the RFID tags and walk out with our material. We loose many of our DVDs that way. "

Is this really true? Is it this easy to tear those things off, or do they just simply break them? We know from experience that many have quite a few "choice words" to say about the disappointment with RFID especially when it comes to security, but I just didn't think people would actually remove the tags (its just as easy to shield it with foil).

What are your thoughts and experiences?

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