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Master credit card fraud prevention

March 4, 2019

A new breed of digital pickpocket has been discovered lurking in gas stations and shopping centres. They come armed with technology that can effortlessly steal credit and debit card details without so much as you swiping your card. These criminals practice ‘skimming’.

Before using a credit card or ATM card reader, Sergeant Glenn Henry recommends people look for signs of damage and pull on the card reader itself to detect if an illegal skimmer was put in place.

Most legitimate devices are tough, while skimmers added to the card slot will pull loose in most cases, according to police.