Beware Of Gas Station Credit Card Skimming

Here’s a reason you may not want to pay for gasoline with a debit card, no matter where you’re traveling.

Thieves are attaching devices to gas station pumps that record credit card and debit card data, including PINs, a scam known as “skimming.” In the latest twist, the thieves don’t have to wait to retrieve the device to get the data because it’s transmitted to them via wireless signals, as the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

With debit cards, thieves can reach right into your bank account. With credit cards, the fraud protection is more robust. Of course, the safest policy may be to pay with cash.


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