Scammers find new ways to steal credit card information - KMOV.com

Scammers find new ways to steal credit card information

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By Paul Sakuma By Paul Sakuma

(KMOV) -- The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office is warning the public about a scam to steal your debit and credit card numbers.

One of the prosecutors was a victim to this credit card fraud. Officials say it is believed the attorney had her bank card skimmed while it was still in her hands. Skimming is the act of copying the information on a card, either by using a small camera or electronically by swiping the card.

In this case, the suspect got all the card information including the numbers on the back, and began using the card in Chicago. The stolen card number racked up $150 in charges before the bank shut it down because of suspicious purchases.

Scammers typically attach their device into an ATM machine or a vending machine.

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