Watching this video shows exactly how fast and simple it is for thieves to alter a credit card terminal, almost in full view.
So, be cautious when you use any ATM and always look carefully at the teller machine before using it. If you find that the machine has been tampered with, or if its card slot looks damaged or scratched, DO NOT use the ATM.
Card Skimmers have been around for years, but the video posted below is a perfect example of the evolution of the technology used by thieves.
The video released by Miami Beach Police involved two men who work as a team to install a credit card Skimmer on top of a card terminal at a local gas station in LESS THAN 3 SECONDS.
Yes, in just less than 3 seconds hackers can turn a regular credit and debit card reader into a Skimmer – a device designed to secretly steal a victim’s credit or debit card information.
The two men were caught on video by a security camera, but it all happened so fast that one might have to rewatch the video to actually catch the crime.