Scammers now hacking your chip credit card through “shimming” technique

THEY CODE EACH TRANSACTION FOR OUR PROTECTION BUT NOW THANKS TO SCAMMERS WE ARE TARGETS ONCE AGAIN

JUST FEW YEARS BACK WHEN SWIPING WAS THE NORM, SCAMMERS USED SKIMMING MACHINES IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG ONCE THE CHIP CARD REPLACED THE MAGNETIC STRIP FOR SCAMMERS TO CATCH UP A NEW TECHNIQUE CALLED SHIMMING THEY'RE INSERTING A SUPER THIN DEVICE INTO THE PART WHERE YOU INSERT YOUR CREDIT CARD, LIKE THE SLOT AND THEY ARE STEALING YOUR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION THEY'VE RECEIVED REPORTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY OF THIS TYPE OF HACKING

THE MESSAGE TO CONSUMERS? BE CAUTIOUS WHEN THEY'RE INSERTING THEIR CREDIT CARD INTO THE SLOT AND THERE'S A LOT OF RESISTANCE, THEY SHOULD NOTIFY THE MERCHANT AND ALSO IF YOU'RE SEEING ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY ON YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, WHETHER IT BE A CHARGE THAT YOU KNOW YOU DIDN'T PURCHASE THEN YOU SHOULD NOTIFY THE BANK IF YOU HAVE TAP AND PAY SET OPERATE WITH YOUR CARD OR SMARTPHONE, THAT MAY BE A GOOD OPTION BECAUSE IT'S MORE DIFFICULT FOR SCAMMERS TO GET YOUR INFORMATION AS AN EXTRA PRECAUTION, TRY TO AVOID THE ATM AND INSTEAD GO INSIDE YOUR BANK TO GET CASH WOW

SO HERE'S THE THING SHIMMERS CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN SKIMMERS, THE OLDER ONES BECAUSE IT'S SO EASY TO PUT THEM IN STORE, IN THOSE TERMINALS SO THE CHIP MADE IT WORSE? WELL I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT BE ARGUING THAT AFTER THIS ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WHEN THE SCAMMERS GO TO RETRIEVE THE INFORMATION ON THE VIDEO CAMERAS THAT RECORDS THEM, IT JUST LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE PAYING THEM

IT'S HARD TO DIFFERENTIATE THE SCAMMER TRYING TO RETRIEVE THE INFORMATION AND THE PEOPLE PAYING AT THE TERMINAL THE SAME KIND OF THINGS OVER AND OVER SEEMS LIKE NO MATTER WHAT WE DO WITH TECHNOLOGY TO STAY AHEAD THEY CATCH UP ALMOST IMMEDIATELY THE ONE THING THAT PEOPLE SAY TO ME THE SCAMMERS ARE SO SMART IF THEY'D JUST PUT THEIR BRAIN POWER TO THE GOOD STUFF