NEW SKIMMERS

BY MONICA DOBIE
CREDIT card fraudsters in the US and Canada are placing new kinds of skimming bugs to steal credit and charge card numbers from terminals used by north American retailers and restaurants.

These tiny pieces of hardware are planted by a fraudster working in a restaurant or shop. Once installed, skimmers are programmed to go on and off at different intervals, transmitting credit card numbers to a central remote location. Because a number of devices are involved, detection is very difficult. In the 1990's, less sophisticated devices were ...


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