New warning about credit card skimmers

RIGHT NOW, INVESTIGATORS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT SPARKED IT NOW AN IMPORTANT WARNING FOR EVERYONE WHO USES CREDIT, DEBIT, AND ATM CARDS

THIEVES ARE TARGETING YOUR MONEY RIGHT HERE IN METRO DETROIT BUT THERE'S NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP PROTECT YOU PAULA TUTMAN IS LIVE IN DETROIT PAULA, YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SKIMMERS Paula: ABSOLUTELY

FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO SHOW YOU WHAT A TRUSTED ATM LOOKS LIKE, IT'S ONE YOU GO TO ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THAT MEANS YOU KNOW WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE AND YOU KNOW WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SOLID OR ANY CHANGES IN THE KEYBOARD AND THAT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR MONEY WHEN IT COMES TO USING YOUR PLASTIC THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THE CROOKS ARE GETTING QUICKER, TAKES LESS THAN A MINUTE TO PLACE A SKIM NEAR A CARD READER THAT CUSTOMER IS ABOUT TO MAKE A PURCHASE AND VERY LIKELY TO LOSE CONTROL OF HIS CASH CARD IT'S A BIG DEAL TO HIM

WITH SKIMMERS ON CARD READERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND YOU ALWAYS ARE WORRIED ABOUT Paula: AT DETROIT ONE CREDIT UNION IN DETROIT, THEY'RE INUNDATED WITH COMPROMISED CASH CARDS THEY RANGE FROM 36-78 CARDS A DAY Paula: START WITH SPECIAL RFID SLEEVES THAT BLOCK THE ABILITY FOR SCANNERS TO READ THE INFORMATION ON THE MAGNETIC STRIP FROM ANY DISTANCE THEY CAN WALK BY YOU, REALLY, WITH A BRIEFCASE WHERE THE LAPTOP IS ON AND YOU CAN'T TELL AND IT CAN READ YOUR CARD INFORMATION

Paula: USE ONLY VENUES THAT YOU KNOW CHECK FOR SCAMMERS AND SKIMMERS ASK FOR A TEXT ALERT ANY TIME IT'S USED AND DEVELOP A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR BANKER SO YOU HAVE A PERSON WHO ANSWERS INSTEAD OF A VOICE PROMPT WE NEED YOUR HELP Paula: ASK THEM TO BLOCK USE OF YOUR CARD IN OTHER STATES UNLESS THEY GET AUTHORIZATION FROM YOU FIRST WHEN TRAVELING

OUR WDIV INTERN DILLON HAD INTERESTING TECHNOLOGY HE SHOWED OUR EXPERTS AT DETROIT ONE DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU PROGRAM INTO IT, IT REMAGNA TIEZS ITSELF TO FIT THE CARD IT CHANGES IT TO MY MASTER CARD I CAN SWIPE IT AND IT WON'T WORK Paula: I WANT TO TELL YOU, THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON THOSE KIND OF PROXY CARDS THAT LOCK BECAUSE PARTIALLY BECAUSE THE SAME TECHNOLOGY USED TO SCAM IS USED TO PROTECT THOSE CARDS

WE'LL PUT A LINK ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE SO YOU CAN LOOK AT IT AND SHOW IT TO YOUR BANKER TO SEE WHAT THEY THINK BUT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TRUSTED ATMs AND TRUSTED GAS STATIONS USE CASH OR I KNOW THAT COSTCO, THEY CHECK THESE SKIMMERS AND SCANNERS EVERY HOUR AND LOG IT BECAUSE THEY'RE THAT AWARE OF IT FIND SOMEONE YOU TRUST AND STAY