As technology advances, it seems that criminals are also becoming smarter. Or at least able to get their hands on smarter devices. Many people become victims of criminals who scan their credit card information using special devices. This act is known as skimming. Even when you use your card at stores or restaurants, you’re taking a risk of having your information stolen.
Ingenico, a credit card terminal manufacturer, recently issued a guide on how to identify a skimmer. There are several clues that can help keep you safe from card fraud. Here’s what you need to pay attention to when using your credit card:
The difference: A skimmer is usually longer and wider than the terminal itself. TA skimming terminal is noticeably larger than a true one. Size can help you recognize a fraudulent device.