Tag Archives: Skimming

UK – Skimmer sentenced and deported

By | September 12, 2017

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of “skimmers” on Camden-area ATMs appears to have been deported. The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested Gheorghe Iordache, 42, whose last known address was in Florence, on April 18. According to online Kershaw County Clerk… Read More »

VIDEO: How To Tell If an ATM Has a Skimming Device to Steal Your Bank Info

By | July 28, 2017

QUEENS — Everyone has used an ATM on a sidewalk or inside a bodega when they need cash in a pinch.  What many may not know is that thieves have increasingly been attaching “skimming” machines to ATMs that read users’ card information in order to steal their account information.   FICO reported that the use of ATM skimmers rose 546… 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 – Your new EMV credit card still has a stripe, and you are still at risk of skimming

By | April 23, 2017

BY NEAL CUSTER My card has a chip, so how did I get skimmed? In past columns, we discussed the adoption of the credit/debit card EMV system (known as “the chip” to everybody outside Europe) and the subsequent implications for consumer fraud protection. With very little fanfare, at the beginning of the year nearly every cardholder received a… Read More »