Monday, April 6, 2009

Consumers and Card Skimmers

The Consumerist has a brief writeup with some great pictures of the card skimmer that a reader found on a WAMU ATM. This sort of picture is an excellent way to help raise awareness - it looks quite persuasively real. As the reader notes, "there is a battery, flash memory card, and a mini USB port" on the back of the skimmer. Hopefully the police will set up a sting to catch the person who shows up to check the skimmer - if this were wireless it would be far more difficult to catch th perpetrator.

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