Tips to avoid card skimmers at gas stations

Tips to avoid card skimmers at gas stations | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #Fraud #Money | Skimmers on card readers at gas station pumps seem to be becoming more commonplace.

According to the Federal Trade Commission, “skimmers are illegal card readers attached to payment terminals. These card readers grab data off a credit or debit card’s magnetic stripe without your knowledge. Criminals sell the stolen data or use it to buy things online. You won’t know your information has been stolen until you get your statement or an overdraft notice.”

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Editor’s Note: We’ve featured gas skimming news articles on Security eNews in the past. Here are a list of those articles with links to the pages where they appear on this Website. –Al Colombo

  • Two Nabbed Using Credit Card Skimmer To Steal Bank Info, Shelton Police Say | #TpromoCom #CreditCard #ATM #Bank | Jordy Diggins, 28, of Mount Vernon, and Jahquane Rennix, 19, of Queens, and were arrested by Shelton Police on Wednesday, April 10, following an investigation into complaints from residents that their bank accounts had been comprised, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango. (click here)
  • Skimmer found on Broadview Heights ATM; PHOTOS | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #ATM #Bank #Security | Have you ever seen a “skimmer” in place at an ATM? If you said no, don’t feel alone, I haven’t either. In this news article, however, you will find out some ways in which to spot this ploy at stealing your money. In fact, we’re featuring a number of videos below to help assure that you do not become a victim of this kind of crime. (click here)
  • FBI warns drivers about card skimmers at the gas pump | #TpromoCom #FBI#Scam #Fraud #Keypad | The FBI and Secret Service want drivers to pay attention when swiping their cards. A warning has been issued about those card skimmers that can be placed on card readers at the gas pumps. The scam is costing people thousands of dollars. Right now, agents are out working to locate and recover the devices in 21 states and the effort comes at a particularly busy time. (click here)
  • How To Spot And Avoid Card Skimmers At The Gas Pump | #TpromoCom #creditcard #credit #scam | See how to spot credit card skimmers and learn simple steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim. (click here)
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Skimmer found on Broadview Heights ATM; PHOTOS

Skimmer found on Broadview Heights ATM; PHOTOS | #TpromoCom #Skimmer #ATM #Bank #Security | Have you ever seen a “skimmer” in place at an ATM? If you said no, don’t feel alone, I haven’t either. In this news article, however, you will find out some ways in which to spot this ploy at stealing your money. In fact, we’re featuring a number of videos below to help assure that you do not become a victim of this kind of crime. –Al Colombo

Here’s a heads up for anyone who uses credit or debit cards: Skimmers are still a very real threat. One was found Monday afternoon at an ATM in Broadview Heights.  Skimmers are small devices that fit inside the card slot on ATMs or gas pumps. Although they are hard to spot, they can steal your card information.

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The following is another informative video on how to spot a skimmer. In this case, they producer (abc News) offers some detailed views of how it’s done.

And here are two additional past news articles carried on Security eNews:

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Three lines of defense: APD shares how to protect your home or business

Three lines of defense: APD shares how to protect your home or business | #TpromoCom #CrimePrevention #Crime #Video | The Amarillo Police Department spent Thursday evening interacting with members of the community in an effort to reduce crime.

The goal of the new Community Crime Prevention Program is to help reduce the chances of someone falling victim to a crime.

The program drew a full room as residents came to hear tips on how to beat the number one crime in our area – theft.

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The Tragic Story of Eddie Adams (A Lesson in Arc Flash Safety)

“The tragic story of how a worker, Eddie Adams, died from an arch flash, and how it impacted his co-workers and his family.”

Those that work with high-voltage power know the dangers facing them every time they disconnect, connect power or simply open up a can that they “believe” to be disconnected from the main feed. To those who do this every day, please take a few minutes to watch. The life you save by this simple reminder may very well be that of your own or one of your fellow workers. –Al Colombo

Arc Flash Fatality Video

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6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POE FOR IP CAMERA SYSTEM

6 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT POE FOR IP CAMERA SYSTEM | #TpromoCom #POE #Power #IP #Camera | POE has become a great way to power lots of IP cameras in the field using a single UTP cable. This is an entry-level article on the benefits and problems associated with POE for video surveillance.

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24CH PoE Switch

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Is it Time for Security Drones & Robots?

Is it Time for Security Drones & Robots? | #TpromoCom #Drone #Robot #AI | As drones and robots become more popular, they will become a part of the security industry, but in what capacities and to what extent?

If you were to poll security systems integrators across the country, you would probably find few if any that are selling or promoting drones and robots as a solution or a means of profit. You’d be wrong, however, to assume there is little to no interest in the technologies by the security community.

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Security Drones and Robots

” In the early 2000’s, I wrote a story for ISIO on the issue of building security of the future where robotics plays a significant role in law enforcement and general security. Robotics is the only way that society has to advance general security. As human beings, we’re capable of only so much situational awareness and then we must rely on machines to do the rest–and eventually this will include Artificial Intelligence.

“We haven’t begun to scratch the surface from a conceptual basis as to the direction and extent that AI-based robotics can help make buildings and society in general safer and more secure. Of course, there are many potential pitfalls associated with this that Elon Musk has more than made everyone aware of (http://bit.ly/2HTZa2z). But the beginning phases of this journey is operator-controlled drones and robots that patrol a building and/or limited-access areas outdoors” (Allan B. Colombo, TpromoCom, Canton, Ohio).

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