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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  • The 10 Biggest Bank Card Hacks - Wired News
    ... cards affected was so high—more than 70 million debit and credit card numbers exposed in the ... in September 2012. The skimming software was
    12/2/2014 - 7:05 am | View Link
  • New bank cards after skimming incident - Royal Gazette
    A police spokesman confirmed that they have received no further reports of credit card skimming devices on the Island.
    12/1/2014 - 11:44 am | View Link
  • Is Bitcoin the Future? -
    Suddenly China’s credit markets were acting more erratically than ... to a leaked Mt. Gox document… hackers had been skimming the company for
    12/1/2014 - 11:36 am | View Link
  • Pennsylvania liquor stores guard against credit card theft - Pittsburgh Tribune Review
    Credit card skimming requires an external device, sometimes installed atop legitimate card readers, that reads the magnetic strip on customers...
    11/29/2014 - 1:15 pm | View Link
  • Spike in losses caused by credit card fraud - Daily News South Africa
    ... were responsible for 88 percent of all credit card fraud losses. The three provinces also had the highest number of skimming devices retrieved.
    11/27/2014 - 3:52 pm | View Link
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  • Do Credit Inquiries Hurt Your Credit Score?
    There are two types of credit inquiries, but only one can lower your credit score. Learn the difference and act accordingly.
    12/2/2014 - 12:19 pm | View Link
  • New ATM Skimmers Connect To The Card Reader Via A Nearly Invisible Hole
    A new advance in credit card theft technology has hit the streets and it’s pretty clever. The ATM hackers are now drilling a small hole near the card reader and inserting a bit of electronics that connects to the ATM’s innards.
    12/2/2014 - 7:27 am | View Link
  • Black-Market Diesel: Thieves Sell Fuel By The Truckload
    Some criminals hide payment-card skimmers in gas pumps to steal credit card numbers. But that isn't the end of the story: Those stolen numbers are just the start of a highly profitable operation.
    12/1/2014 - 11:29 am | View Link
  • The weirdest cases of credit card theft
    Over the years there have been some weird instances of credit card theft, here are a few that may make you want to cancel all your credit cards.
    11/30/2014 - 4:00 pm | View Link
  • Pennsylvania liquor stores guard against credit card theft
    As shoppers hit state liquor stores to stock up for the holidays, employees will be watching for any attempts to steal credit card information or ...
    11/30/2014 - 1:19 am | View Link
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  • Here's What I'm Doing So My Debit And Credit Cards Aren't Stolen ... Again
    I'm withdrawing cash from the same ATM. Card skimming, when someone puts a fake card reader over an ATM's real card reader, accounts for over 80% of ATM fraud, according to former Washington Post reporter and security expert Brian Krebs. Skimming devices ...
    12/22/2014 - 9:48 am | View Link
  • Bethlehem Township restaurant credit card fraud suspect arrested, court records say
    Casas, 30, of New York City. Casas allegedly also supplied Remache with a credit card skimming device to fraudulently obtain more credit card numbers. It is unclear from court records whether the device, which Remache turned over to police, was ever used ...
    12/20/2014 - 3:49 am | View Link
  • 2 tourists caught with fake credit cards, skimming device
    Security expert Chris Gilpin said the information was likely taken by skimming or through a special scanner. “Skimmers physically steal the numbers off the back of the card, that black strip and (there’s also) scanners reading the new smart cards we ...
    12/19/2014 - 8:01 am | View Link
  • Gauteng tops list in credit card fraud
    The highest credit card fraud loss occurred in Gauteng (55%), followed by the Western Cape with 22 percent and Kwa Zulu-Natal accounted for nine percent of the gross fraud loss. These provinces also recorded the highest number of skimming devices retrieved.
    12/19/2014 - 3:48 am | View Link
  • These jeans stop identity thieves from skimming contactless credit card details from your pocket
    If you don’t, it’s a method of wirelessly stealing your credit card information, and can be done using a humble smartphone and a little bit of know-how. But the war against digital pickpocketing is well underway, with magic jeans ready to come to the ...
    12/18/2014 - 12:40 am | View Link
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  • Debit and Credit Card Skimming
    Nowadays, it is far more convenient to pay at gas stations with a speedpass, use Paypal for online purchases, and pay with plastic rather than holding wads of cash ...
    12/22/2014 - 7:51 am | View Website
  • What Is a Credit Card Skimmer? | eHow
    A skimmer is a device that can read encoded information surreptitiously on a credit or debit card's magnetic strip. According to Washington police detective Brandon ...
    12/21/2014 - 11:01 pm | View Website
  • Credit Card Skimming Operation
    See how easy it is for a person to copy the information from your credit Card, make a counterfeit card and obtain credit in your name. Your counterfeited ...
    12/21/2014 - 3:30 pm | View Website
  • Credit card fraud
    Credit card fraud is a wide-ranging term for theft and fraud committed using or involving a payment card, such as a credit card or debit card, as a fraudulent source ...
    12/21/2014 - 9:54 am | View Website
  • Credit Card Review 2014 | Best Credit Cards
    Compare the best credit cards available. Side-by-side comparisons of features and fees of top rated credit cards. Easily see which credit card stands above the rest.
    12/21/2014 - 3:20 am | View Website
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