Bankrate - 6 Ways To Protect Yourself From Credit Card Skimmers

“Follow these guidelines to protect your plastic -- and your funds -- from skimmers”

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It’s called skimming because thieves “skim” your credit or debit card information using a device that affixes to a card reader on something like an ATM machine or gas station pump. It blends in with the existing equipment well enough that unsuspecting consumers never notice it. While some thieves are caught, others are turning to increasingly high tech methods to carry out skimming, often making it difficult to detect and counter.

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