As you know I read a lot of tech stuff every single day. When I find something that I feel might be useful to many of you I try to let you know. This post is for everyone that has at least one (1) debit or credit card. And if you are reading this article, this probably applies to you.
The following is a quote from an article I was told of today concerning how to determine if the card reader in a store is legitimate or a skimmer. I will first quote from the first couple of paragraphs and then link to the story so you can read the whole thing and see the pictures, which will help you know the difference.
This Is What You Should Know When Paying With Your Credit Card
Lots of people become victims of criminals who scan their card information using special devices (skimming) and then steal their money. Today, even when you use your card at stores or restaurants, you can fall into a trap.
“Ingenico,” a credit card terminal manufacturer, recently issued a guide on how to identify a skimmer in a standard terminal (“Ingenico” iSC250). We at Bright Side agree that everyone should find such information useful.
Here is the link to the full article. Please take time to read it. If you have trouble with that link send an email to Info at TheComputerGuysLLC dot com, and ask for the full link. (I purposely did not make that a live link.)
Dennis H. Wilson
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