Skinny Skimmers On the Rise in ATM Fraud

Handy travel tip from the Peter Parker of internet crime: watch out for a new generation of skinnier, harder-to-spot skimmers.

Krebs has a slew of images of the things which, as one might expect, look really hard to spot. Some of them are even too skinny to be really subject to the “grab and pull” test… which is kind of scary. (And disappointing — you don’t get a free souvenir for being vigilant!*)

* (Probably best to call the nice gentlemen in blue instead, lest you become a criminal yourself by walking off with a skimmer loaded with customer data)

Anyway, defense still isn’t *that* hard… “One of the simplest ways to protect yourself from ATM skimmers is to cover the PIN pad when you enter your digits.”

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