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d3athp3nguin
09-12-2008, 02:14
...In a restaraunt, or any scenario that involves you handing the card to an attendant.

This method of fraud (called skimming) has been around for a while now, but I thought it was worth bringing up after my latest rendezvous with my bank's fraud department :steamed:

How it works at a restaraunt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns80IjFHyrg


Watch out for ATMs too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3qK46L2b_c&NR=1

This type of fraud works with any card that stores info on a magnetic stripe.

I'm tempted to buy a card reader so I can see what kind of info is stored on all of my cards... My health insurance card has a stripe on the back of it, and now I wanna know what kind of info is on there!

noway
09-13-2008, 11:02
That's why I have a business and personal card with limits on them by my bank and don't use a debit card.

This way if you card is jacked, the theives would be pissed when all you have is $1000 or less of available credit.

Other options would be to buy a rechargeable debit card. These work out great and you just add to the balance as you need it via the phone or internet from your main accounts.

https://www.allaccesscard.com/prepaid-debit-card/

Also check with your HR benefits co-ordinators alot of them have special no-cost programs with certain card companies for these items