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Atm Skimming

How to Protect Yourself From Card Skimming

MoneyTips | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business

Choose ATMs wisely, assess them for any signs of tampering, and shield the PIN pad as you type your number. Those steps do not guarantee that your debit card information won't be compromised, but you can make it as difficult as possible for criminals. They are likely to move on to an easier target.

16 Things you Must Do When Your Credit Card Has Been Stolen

Arkady Bukh | Posted 07.30.2016 | Crime
Arkady Bukh

Welcome to the growing club of credit card theft victims. You are not alone. Relax. Breathe. There are some things you can do to minimize the loss.

Why It's Smart to Use Credit for Purchases

Kari Luckett | Posted 06.27.2015 | Money
Kari Luckett

Many consumers prefer not to use credit for their purchases, but you can use your credit cards for purchases and turn around to pay off that purchase with your bank account. Even if you pay it off minutes later, you're purchases and account are still protected.

How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off At The ATM

NPR | Jess Jiang | Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

I was at the ATM last week, when I saw a technician checking on the machines. He told me he checks all the machines from 6pm to 9pm everyday, looking ...

Here's The Secret To Picking A Fool-Proof ATM PIN

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.20.2012 | Money

The four digit number combination that controls access to your bank account may be less secure than you think, according to researchers at the data an...

One Reason To Be Paranoid At The ATM

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

As if we weren't already wary of getting robbed while withdrawing money from an automated teller machine (ATM), high-tech thieves are now giving us go...

Four Men Charged For $1.5 Million Dollar ATM Scam

Posted 08.07.2011 | New York

Four men have been charged with stealing $1.5 million dollars after installing electronic equipment that recorded people's account and pin numbers fro...

Watch Out: ATM Credit Card Scams

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Harmon Leon

YIkes! A friend of mine got ATM skimmed. A simple trip to the cash machine has costs her hundreds of dollars (and that wasn't in surcharges). I've o...

ATM Security Threats Increase

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

ATM skimming alone is responsible for $350,000 of fraud daily exceeding a billion dollars in losses annually.

Why Debit Cards Are a Nightmare

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

They're easy, convenient, and if you watch your balance, using a debit card instead of credit is a good way to manage your money. But you may be handing over your bank information to a thief.

Secret Service: ATM Card Skimming Five Times Higher This Year

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

ATM skimming, approaching a billion-dollar issue, is happening coast to coast and there seems to be no end in sight.

NY ATMs Get Whacked: How Secure Are You and That ATM Transaction?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

ATM fraud is more common than a crime committed directly against customers who are in the process of attempting to withdraw cash from the machines, according to NetworkWorld.

Craigslist ATM I Bought Causes Industry Stir

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Siciliano

I bought a used ATM on Craigslist, which turned out to contain thousands of credit card numbers. I can't buy an old credit card off eBay, but I can buy an ATM?