Credit Card Skimmer Use Is On the Rise

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The police recently arrested five suspects for stealing personal information from gas pumps, prompting an official investigation of credit card skimmers.

“It’s crazy,” said Craig VanBuren, director of the Consumer Protection Section at Michigan’s Department of Agriculture. “What we’re finding since August has just really blown our mind.”

Skimmers, devices which allow thieves to record credit or debit information, are being found in both large and small towns.

Image via Flickr/Mike Mozart

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