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Don't Fall Victim To Credit/Debit Card Skimmers

Don't Fall Victim To Credit/Debit Card Skimmers

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Author Photo by: TheWoodlandsTXDotCom Active Indicator LED Icon Site Admin
~ 1 mo, 13 days ago   Sep 05 2019, 10:00am 
 
With our increasing dependence on debit and credit card transactions, MCSO wants to provide a little information to you regarding skimmers.
 
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In recent years, credit card fraud and identity theft have steadily increased, and many of those crimes involved the use of credit card skimmers.
 
Skimmers have been found on fuel dispensers and ATMs across the country. Criminals use these devices to secretly steal credit and debit card information, which is used to commit fraud and identity theft.
 
You can protect yourself by taking some simple steps to deter criminals from installing skimmers, and detect skimmers if they have been installed...
 
1. Check your account regularly for any suspicious activity.
2. If paying at the pump, use a pump that is close to the attendants. If the pump seal is broken or doesn't have one DON'T USE IT. If the lock looks tampered don't use it.
3. Pay inside when possible.
4. Check the credit card machine or ATM for any tampering or any skimming device being added to where you insert your credit card.
 
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Author Photo FairManor Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 13 days ago   Sep 05 2019, 10:21am 
Yes, Houston is No. 1 in the country for credit card theft.
 
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Author Photo cabeuser Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 13 days ago   Sep 05 2019, 11:40am 
I was hit twice at the Kroger at 1488 and 2978
 
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Author Photo FairManor Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 13 days ago   Sep 05 2019, 12:40pm 
My last time was when I paid American Flyers online so must be somebody has access to their website.
 
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Author Photo djohn78 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 12 days ago   Sep 05 2019, 11:49pm 
I try to purchase using Samsung Pay. The business gets a one time use card number (same with Apple Pay). If they are hacked, your account is safe.
 
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Author Photo Starlight13 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 12 days ago   Sep 06 2019, 12:44am 
@djohn78 :
 
Where do you get Samsung pay? I am not tec savvy.
 
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Author Photo djohn78 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 10:16am 
You need a Samsung phone.
 
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Author Photo Starlight13 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 12:12pm 
@djohn78 :
 
Thank you ..To late just got a new Apple ...
 
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Author Photo Starlight13 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 12:24pm 
Someone went to Main Street restaurant in Tomball on Saturday and charged $118 to my card.... I hate this world we are living in... cash was much better, everything was much better, sick to death of doctors expecting me to use those portal
things , that don't cooperate with me lol .. i had 18 pages to fill out at one doctor, and you have to sign your life away or they won't see you... shall I go on lol
 
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Author Photo DEEDEE8 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 12:38pm 
@Starlight13 : Technology is supposed to simplify things, it does in some ways but complicates in other ways. My husband says humans will be gone eventually, that we will be replaced with robots....he watches too much sci-fi lol.
 
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~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 12:51pm 
@DEEDEE8 :
 
I agree with your husband... lol!
 
Technology simplifies nothing for me, it's great for those that want to control us... I think I might be into the conspiracy theory, but that could be caused by the excessive heat I am having to endure on top of my head 😂😂😂😂
 
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~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 1:02pm 
@Starlight13 : Big brother is watching lol.
 
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Author Photo FairManor Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 1:26pm 
Well, look at the other side of the coin: AI is watching your spending habit and it will warn you/stop payment when it detects something out of ordinary. I filled gas at a downtown location the other day. My credit card company called to ask if it's me because they know I usually don't go downtown...
The best part is they never hold me responsible for unauthorized spending, never.
 
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Author Photo DEEDEE8 Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 1:46pm 
@FairManor : Well that is true, can also be a good thing.
 
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Author Photo FairManor Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 2:01pm 
And compare to China: if you pay with your mobile phone and lose money/identity, you are 100% responsible for your loss, no matter how big the charge is. Nowhere to get your money back.
 
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~ 1 mo, 9 days ago   Sep 09 2019, 2:08pm 
@FairManor : That is terrible!!
 
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