Credit card skimming: How thieves can steal your card info without you knowing it

Taking just 5 seconds to inspect any credit/debit card reader before you swipe could end up saving you from identity and credit card theft.

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The first step that thieves take is to buy skimming gear online for around $400 from one of a slew of sources - many of them legitimate companies selling credit card readers to retailers. The thief then buys a card skimmer that matches the device type he wants to attack.

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