Fraud 101: Card Skimming

[Title] Card Skimming

[Body] Skimming is when a thief places a portable and hard-to-detect device over a credit or debit card scanner, such as an ATM or gas pump reader, that intercepts your information as you swipe. Later, the thief retrieves the device and gains access to your account. Watch for misalignments in the card reading slot, or partially covered stickers or text. If possible, compare with card-reading slots nearby to make sure it looks the same. And if it seems out place, don’t use it.