Credit Card Skimming
This is a fairly common credit card crime. Criminals
use a hand-held device called a skimmer, which
looks like an ATM keyboard. This machine reads
the card, keeps the information for later use.
The information is sold to others in the form
of counterfeit cards. Credit skimming is costing
credit card users and card issuers millions in
Protecting your credit card
Check your statement carefully every month. Watch
for fraudulent charges.
If you find fraudulent charges report them immediately
to the bank, credit card issuer and legal authorities
Save your receipts and statements. File them
away for documentation.
If you spend a lot of time at any one restaurant
make sure all the charges are yours. Criminal
will often steal a card at a restaurant and just
use it there.