Recent incidents have highlighted the dangers of card skimming crimes. Card skimming occurs when a device is installed on card readers such as ATMs or gas pumps. Once installed it copies your card information while hidden cameras or viewers take note of the pin you enter.
When people fall victim to identity theft they often wonder how it happened to them. The most common ways that thieves get your information include:
Would you know if an email in your inbox is from a legitimate company or if it were a hoax? There are a number of new scams thieves are using to either get your personal information or trick you into downloading malicious software. Use the following tips to prevent email scams or fraud:
Do you like playing games on your mobile phone or surfing the web on your computer while waiting at the airport? The newest scams take advantage of our ability to do “anything, anywhere.”