Credit card skimmers are being found at Walmart stores. If you go to not only Walmart but 7-Eleven, and other retailers be aware of the machine you are using to pay by card with. An investigation has uncovered skimmers placed on credit card machines in 16 Walmart stores in Upstate New York. Maine stores have also been victims of the scam. Here is how to protect yourself if you are not paying cash at a store.
- Inspect the machine. The skimmers are overlays and will come off
- Tap-to-pay cards are also among the safest options. Each transaction is unique
- Do not swipe your card, use your chip
- Debit card users should always use the credit option to protect their bank accounts
Source: News Channel 9