Reply to post: Massive outbreak of skimmers in U.S.

Sneaky skimmer scam stings several Safeway supermarkets

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Massive outbreak of skimmers in U.S.

Authorities have noticed a massive outbreak of credit card skimmers in the U.S. in the past 6 months. This is probably due to the hardware being available online for ~$100. Crims are opening up gas station fuel pumps at night and inserting the skimmers which can record and or transmit the stolen C/C data. The skimmers can be removed after a few days and no one is the wiser. It's also happening at convenience store ATMs. This is a huge problem for consumers and authorities and it's only going to get worse.

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