Swiped at the Pump:Credit Card scam

May 16, 2012

Even though gas prices are showing signs of relief, getting scammed at the pump is still a concern. By attaching a small device known as a “skimmer” to the credit card slot, thieves can steal 100’s of  card numbers from a pump.  Click here to watch this report by CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson and learn more about what to look out for to avoid getting ripped off.

CBS news reported that this illegal scam costs the financial industry more than $350,000 a day. The device appears to be a normal part of the actual card swiper and can be bought online for around $200.