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.

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

Loading...

Skimming works by retrofitting a perfectly legitimate card reader (such as an ATM) with a camouflaged counterfeit card reader. The counterfeit reader records all of your card's information as it passes through. Security expert Jamey Heary shows you what to look for before you swipe your card.

Prev Next 6/8

Comments on this image

Close

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

8 images
Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?