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How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

by Max Eddy, PC Magazine

Criminals can easily capture your credit and debit card information with small devices called skimmers and their even more insidious cousins, shimmers. Don’t fall victim to these sneaky attacks!

The moment I started seriously worrying about credit card and debit card skimmers wasn’t when my entire bank account was transferred to Turkey, or when I had to replace a credit card three times in two months because of fraudulent charges. It was when I learned that stealing a credit card number is as easy as plugging in a magnetic strip reader into a computer and opening a word processor.

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