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Anatomy of a card skimmer

If you thought that bank card fraud depended on a thief stealing your card, think again. This is a device, relatively simple to build with off-the-shelf parts, that lets thieves skim your card as it goes into an ATM.

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  • Ian

    I picked one of these off a ATM by LSE this week. It is an adapted card reader with a usb slot and a 500k flash memory. Swiped my card and my friends. Very nasty + very subtle. Wonder if anyone was surfing for the PIN numbers?