Protect Yourself at the Pump!!!
As you are aware there are horrible people out there who are constantly trying to steal your credit/debit card information! Most of us don’t usually carry cash, we tend to use our debit card for everything,so here come the criminals!
I’ve been seeing a lot of news reports about protecting yourself at the pump. So, this is basically a summary of what I’ve seen. It’s very EASY and FAST to install these little devices into the gas pumps. You don’t even see them, b/c they install them on the INSIDE of the credit card computer in the pump! It looks like this:
This picture can be found with an accompanying article with more details at krebsonsecurity.com
Apparently the thieves can obtain some universal key that opens up the gas pump here:
As you can see this gas station actually has a security seal on it. This is something to allow US and them to know if this pump has been tampered with. As you can see this one says VOID- which means it HAS been tampered with. Also if the seal is broken or cut, it’s been tampered with.
Here is an excellent news report showing how it is done, and how to avoid it!