Credit Card "skimming" On The Rise

As more retailers adopt technologies like the self-serve checkout machines hacked in 24 Lucky stores, security experts say shoppers and merchants alike must be increasingly vigilant — especially during the holiday shopping frenzy.

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  • Skimmers are banking on getting your credit card information
    "You could put a skimming device on a machine on a Friday night, and somebody may not be back to check that machine until Tuesday morning," Dix said. "So there's vulnerability on this long holiday weekend." Before inserting your card into a machine ...
    05/25/2018 - 3:26 pm | View Link
  • U.S. Secret Service issues warning about credit card skimming in Central Texas
    As you head off for the holiday weekend, the U. S. Secret Service wants you to watch out for credit card information stealing skimmers on gas pumps and ATM's. Agents have already collected 10 to 12 skimmers in our area. A problem that started in other ...
    05/25/2018 - 12:27 pm | View Link
  • Business Bulletin: How to avoid 'shimming' of new chip credit cards
    The new credit card chips do make it harder for scammers to steal your payment information. Unfortunately, con artists have created a different technique to fraudulently steal information, it is called "shimming." How the Scam Works: Remember skimming?
    05/24/2018 - 7:11 pm | View Link
  • Credit Union: Skimming device found on ATM in Cambridge
    CAMBRIDGE — TCT Federal Credit Union reported that a card-skimming device was placed on its drive-thru ATM for several days at its Cambridge branch. The credit union issued an alert on its website stating that the device was placed on the ATM on Saturday ...
    05/24/2018 - 9:15 am | View Link
  • McAllen police investigating credit card skimming scheme
    McALLEN — Two Cuban nationals were arrested late last month for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from McAllen residents by planting credit card skimming devices inside gas pumps across the city. Yuvann Luis Noa, 34, was arrested April 26 and faces ...
    05/22/2018 - 2:45 am | View Link
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  • All About Skimmers — Krebs on Security
    Jan. 15, 2010: Would You Have Spotted the Fraud? Pictured here is what’s known as a skimmer, or a device made to be affixed to the mouth of an ATM and secretly swipe credit and debit card information when bank customers slip their cards into the machines to pull out money.
    05/22/2018 - 11:10 am | View Website
  • Credit Card Skimming Devices Laws and Legislation
    Summarizes the Credit Card Skimming Devices state laws and recent legislation
    05/21/2018 - 10:02 pm | View Website
  • Debit and Credit Card Skimming
    This type of fraud is known as card skimming and it involves swiping your debit or credit card through a card reader that has been illegitimately set up to record information from your card’s magnetic stripe. (Have you heard of MagSpoof? Creator Samy Kamkar created his own homemade card skimming device and made the project open source.). After your information has been recorded, it is ...
    05/21/2018 - 11:11 am | View Website
  • LPSO: Two arrested in credit card skimming scheme at ...
    Deputies have arrested two people after card skimming devices were found at a gas station in March.
    04/20/2018 - 11:26 am | View Website
  • How Does Credit Card Skimming Work?
    Credit card skimming is a type of credit card theft where thieves steal your card information then sell it or use it to make fraudulent purchases.
    03/21/2018 - 7:54 pm | View Website
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