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The World’s Most Sophisticated ATM Skimmers are Impossible to Spot

A new type of ATM card skimmer that uses a technique called “periscope skimming” has officially been found installed in ATMs in the United States, and from the outside there’s no way to tell that a machine has been compromised. Read More >>

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It Takes These Brazen Thieves Just Seconds to Install an Invisible Card Skimmer

This unsettling video, released by Miami Beach Police in Florida, shows just how little time is needed for thieves to install a card skimmer on an ATM or debit machine. Read More >>

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New “Wiretap” ATM Skimmers are Invisible to Your Eye

In his ongoing series on ATM-fraud innovation, security guru Brian Krebs highlighted a new skimmer — the increasingly thin device that intercepts and snags your credit card details — that's been spotted in the wild. And unlike the vast majority of skimmers that attach to or replace machine's card reader, this skimmer just eavesdrops on your perfectly legitimate transaction to steal your info. Read More >>

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The Terrifying Evolution of ATM Skimmers

In a little over a decade, ATM skimmers have gone from urban myth to a wildly complex, ever-evolving suite of technologies that has the potential to be the worst nightmare of anyone with a bank account. Here's a look at how quickly skimmers have evolved—and why they're increasingly impossible to spot. Read More >>

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Veteran Pickpocket Explains How ATM Skimmers are Ruining His Craft

There's no better example of a petty criminal than the pickpocket, a fast-moving talent who wallets as if he were picking up pennies off the pavement. But a profile of a veteran pickpocket in the New York Times this weekend shows that technology is destroying the art. Credit cards are just more lucrative. Read More >>

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Fraudsters Now Using 3D Printers To Make Authentic Looking ATM Skimmers

What looks like the card slot from an American bank ATM is actually a sophisticated card skimmer removed from a branch of Chase Bank in West Hills, California. And police believe a 3D printer may have been used to create it. Read More >>