Thursday, April 12, 2018

Beware: Credit card skimmer found at local gas station

Credit card skimmer found at local gas station

Article Excerpt: "... The skimmer was found at a gas station on Highway 72 East. "What happens is if left unintended the bad guys come along and a put a small magnetic strip in there. Sometimes they are only two inches long. All they are doing is reading that magnetic strip on the back of your card," Cyber Security Expert Shane Hammett said ..."

Reference: whnt.com

MORE READING: 'Also, try to use a credit card whenever possible. A debit transaction is an immediate cash transfer and requires making an FDIC claim whcih can take weeks to be processed. Credit card transactions can be halted and reversed at any time, and doing so puts pressure on merchants to better secure their ATMs and point-of-sale terminals'; www.pcmag.com