Living Right: Avoiding Card Skimmers

Thirty-seven million Americans refuel every day, and 29 million of them use a card to pay for that fuel.

Until all pumps are converted to only accept EMV chip readers, which is estimated to happen by the year 2020, thieves and crooks will attempt to use these pumps as well as ATMs to skim and steal your card information.

Katie Boomgaard has some advice on spotting and avoiding these skimmers. 

University of Florida students have now developed the skim reaper, a credit card thin gadget that costs $50 to make, you can slide it into a card reader to detect if it has been compromised.

More testing must be done, but investigators and police have begun using the device with impressive early results.

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