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Although fees and lines can be frustrating, there are bigger headaches in store for ATM users who are not savvy about card security. A new method of credit card fraud called "skimming" involves the use of a fake card-reading device that captures card information and sends it to a thief's wireless device.
Criminals position copper-based devices over the card-reader in ATMs or vendor slots and then simply wait to steal from unsuspecting customers. Often, the thief is closer than you think, recording your information nearby before you even notice suspicious activity. Skimming has become more advanced and harder to detect, but with a little bit of sleuthing and a lot of vigilance, you can stay ahead of criminals and avoid a skimmer's sting.
Though inconvenient, the easiest way to avoid skimming is to carry and use cash. Withdraw directly from your bank teller, and skimmers won't ensnare you with their tricks.
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