Complete Description: "Card skimming," involves attaching devices to money machines that read the information on your debit and credit cards when you swipe them. When combined with a nearby concealed camera to record your personal identification number (PIN), the thieves can get everything they need to drain your account or to make unauthorized purchases. In addition to using the information directly, thieves may sell your information to others. This consumer advisory will help individuals protect themselves from card skimming.
Date Published:Thursday, April 20, 2017
Funding Agency: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Type: Brief; Consumer report; Tips; Tools;
Source: Other;
Language: English
Audience: Individual, Teacher