Feb 06 2018

Credit Card Skimmers just around the corner

When I lead cyber awareness training seminars, invariably, using debit cards come up.  Like Brian Krebs, a well-respected information security expert, I advise friends and family to NOT use debit cards for purchases.  Credit cards are safer for a variety of reasons.

The FBI has warned that the use of skimmers is on the rise.  And now we have a local example.


Lower Pottsgrove PA…

Not New York City or Los Angeles; a small town, in a small store.

Skimmers will capture your pin number.  Armed with your PIN and debit card number, rogues can drain your bank accounts.  There is little recourse in getting these funds back.

If you are still using your debit card for purchases, I would strongly encourage you to consider other options.