Tag Archives: Card Skimming

Network Of Payment Card Fraudsters Dismantled: 3 000 Victims Lost At Least Eur 500 000

By | June 13, 2017

A successful operation that took down an international criminal network of payment card fraudsters was carried out by Central Investigating Judge number 5, the Public Prosecution Office at the Audiencia Nacional and National Police of Spain, and the General Directorate Combating Organized Crime in Bulgaria, with the support of Eurojust and Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3). As a… Read More »

USA – Texas crook gets two years for Londonderry credit card skimmer fraud

By | May 10, 2017

CONCORD — An Austin, Texas man was sentenced to two years in federal prison in connection with a $29,000 credit card fraud involving a skimmer on a gas pump in Londonderry. Elvis Barban Chavez, 45, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to aggravated identity theft. According to court documents, Chavez and others traveled from… Read More »

USA – State lawmakers look to crack down on illegal use of credit card skimmers

By | May 10, 2017

MADISON (WKOW) — State lawmakers are working on a bill that would further protect your identity when using a gas pump or ATM. Wisconsin is one of just 19 states that has nothing in statute specific to the possession or use of credit card skimmers. That is a huge problem, because the devices have been found on gas… Read More »

ConsumerWatch: Thieves Use Bluetooth to Steal Credit Card Info

By | May 4, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Thieves are using a new tactic to steal credit and debit card information. It’s called bluesnarfing — capturing your credit card information via Bluetooth — and they’re doing it while their victims are shopping. Whether you’re swiping your card in the check-out line or paying at the gas pump, experts say criminals are… Read More »

USA – Southside police help bust 4-state debit card skimming operation

By | May 2, 2017

SOUTHSIDE, Ala. (WIAT) — A four-state debit card skimming operation that victimized 300 individuals and seven banks was exposed after Southside police alerted the Alabama Attorney General’s Office regarding a possible gas pump skimmer. -Alabama Attorney General Steven T. Marshall, Southside Chief of Police Chris Jones, Etowah County District Attorney Jody Willoughby and U.S. Secret Service Special Agent… Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago – Cops Crack Card Skimming Ring

By | April 15, 2017

A massive operation by Fraud Squad on Thursday led to the arrest and charges against three people in connection with multi-million dollar credit card fraud, card skimming and phishing ring activity across the country. The trio, Akeil Sullivan and Jenna John, of Embaccadere, San Fernando and Melissa Carrington, of Lady Hailes Avenue, San Fernando, were charged yesterday by… Read More »

TMD Security’s New Card Protection Plate (CPP) is the Only Defense Against ‘Deep Insert’ Skimming for NCR SelfServ DIP ATMs

By | April 7, 2017

TMD Security announced today the launch of its new Card Protection Plate (CPP) for NCR SelfServ ATMs with DIP card readers. This addition to TMD Security’s CPP portfolio is timely in view of the recent surge in the number of deep insert skimming attacks on ATMs with DIP card readers. CPP is already available for other ATMs and… Read More »