Protect yourself from skimming scams
High-tech card theft on the rise
- Duration 3:41
- Date Aug 23, 2012
High-tech card theft on the rise
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We got a warning for you these days a trip to the AT and could cost you more than the money -- are withdrawing from your account.
Hi tech devices now -- fees clever ones to steal your financial information.
And even your pin numbers.
And you might not even realize it's called AT and skimming and its responsible for an estimated 350000.
Dollars in losses every -- so how can we avoid becoming victims.
Let's talk to Harry.
NYPD detective and former vice president for Citibank weren't.
The -- honestly I -- I had doing great we thought we all of the ATM quite frequently and there are some things that the bad guys are doing now to steal our money show -- -- the -- Exactly basically we're talking of those external skin.
Okay we're a little actually put a device on the ATM machine to be able to capture the -- okay so as I swipe my card in there it was -- right here right we have a picture up.
Right now it should be showing that Nichols -- -- -- -- over.
You -- -- when you put your card okay now these are exact duplicate.
It's so it looks just like that looks just like that they -- and -- this at the moment doubles to -- Okay so probably the best thing to do is when the -- you can slide the card and just -- and touch and feel.
Okay that's all ATM machines -- like this Sharon might just be a slot right and this one -- is one piece of metal out of looks like extruded aluminum -- -- like that's it you know that that thing isn't gonna stay here.
Your data but over here at the keypad there's something else that got OK now you've got you've got -- little something that's the cold and -- Okay which goes goes right on the numbers over the numbers okay and when you.
When you -- you information and we'll pick up your pin number.
Okay automatically and send it to somebody you know the Clinton lifeline cares and somebody -- -- -- call -- that information not correct and that might also be picking up the information from your car.
All right so they could have a device over that and overlay -- They might have a little pinhole cameras exactly sometimes have little advertisement.
Holders yeah -- little -- camera and then.
All right and it shows directly down on the on the -- -- so that when you enter your pin number.
We'll pick it right -- It's like that Ari you've got some tips first of all.
Tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim first ball -- the -- and we're making the withdrawal shake that thing make sure that it's -- tonight.
Cover your -- entry -- your other hand.
And select credit.
Not debit or purchase and use the inside or bank ATM locations rather than the ones at the -- why is that -- I would -- a regular banking ATM location.
Because you were a little flange it's it's open and is less likely for a chance for -- -- device to be -- -- although that could be.
-- your -- I'm OK and I would like my ATM transactions during the week.
All right because a lot of time -- these bad guys do it's.
They'll come into the back after it closes great -- and actually set up the devices on the ATM machines so we conduct investigations on these we've actually watched them set the ATM machines up for Europe for this their -- and aren't -- here.
Douglas and all the cut up to do is we're putting or something like that she can see they're -- -- that one -- -- seven million people.
And trying to figure out who these people are so this good way to predict there's always hope the good thing right it's making sure that you cover your you couldn't pronounce it right and it just hold their goalie OK go like this in which you can.
I'm glad you're listening to.
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