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Credit card skimming devices found in supermarkets

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An unidentified shopper swipes a credit card to make a purchase. An unidentified shopper swipes a credit card to make a purchase.

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Credit card skimming devices are now being found on credit card machines in supermarkets.

Several skimming devices were recently found on credit and debit card terminals on self-checkout lanes at Safeway stores in Colorado. The devices included a pin pad which allow scammers to record personal information and numbers.

To ensure you are not a victim of the skimming devices, experts suggest tugging on terminals at self-checkouts. If the terminal wiggles, chances are it has been tampered with. Also, chip-based cards and mobile payments, including Apple Pay, also reduce chances of being a victim.

Experts also suggest keeping a close eye on credit card and bank statements to monitor for any suspicious activity.

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