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|Card skimmers are becoming more prevalent. (Image courtesy of Flickr)|
The use of credit and debit card skimmers to steal personal data is escalating globally. In short, thieves use these devices to steal account information off the card’s magnetic strip at pay terminals at gas stations and other self-service payment venues. They then use this data to make online purchases, create duplicate cards, and raid bank accounts.
While these skimmers can be difficult to detect, there are some easy measures you can take to ensure these malicious parties don’t make off with all of your money.
If you have questions concerning Information Security, please contact UNH Information Security Services at IT.Security@unh.edu.
If you are a victim of credit/debit card fraud or any crime, please call the UNH Police Department at (603) 862-1427 or the local law enforcement agency where the crime was committed. If you’re not sure who to contact, the UNH Police can help you through the process.
A message brought to you by:
Paul H Dean
Chief of Police /Assistant VP for Public Safety and Risk Management
University of New Hampshire Police Department
Brian Dennis Gaon - Information Security Officer
UNH Information Security Services