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NYPD Trials New Skimming Detection Device “Skim Reaper”

A computer science professor and two graduate students invented a device used to check ATMs and card readers to detect the presence of a skimming device. Dubbed the Skim Reaper, the New York Police Department has been using a handful of these devices since February to combat card skimming. Card skimming at ATMs, gas pumps

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Expect Fraud Rings to Focus More on Skimming This Year

According to some security experts fraud resulting from card skimming will further increase in 2012 as fraud rings continue to exploit the magnetic-stripe. Read More

 
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17 Year Old Skimmed Cards Working Drive-Thru

A 17 year old recently plead guilty to two juvenile counts of forgery and identity theft after making  at least $13,000 in fraudulent purchases using card numbers he skimmed while working the drive-thru window at McDonald’s. Read More

 
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Romanian Fraudster Arrested for ATM Skimming Scam

Laurentiu Bulat, a Romanian citizen living illegally in the United States, was arrested on January 5 on multiple charges after taking part in $1.5 million skimming and counterfeit card operation that targeted at least 40 HSBC ATMs in New York. Read More

 
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Fraudsters Skimming Gift Cards Before They’re Activated

While the Credit CARD Act of 2009 included several provisions to protect consumers from hidden fees and expiration dates with gift cards, these popular holiday gifts can still be vulnerable to fraud. A gift card scam that made rounds this past holiday season involved skimming gift cards before they were purchased and waiting until they

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Counterfeit Card Ring Resold Gasoline

For several years now fraudsters have been obtaining credit card numbers by hiding skimmers in gas pumps, but a fraud ring from Central Florida took this a step further. Not only did they counterfeit cards skimmed from consumers paying-at-the-pump, but they then used the counterfeit cards to steal large amounts of fuel which they later

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