Now more than ever, we have to look out for identity theft. That along with actual theft, we have to be ready for anything. Even African Princes are trying to get your money, and as we all know, they are the only ones we can trust with that valuable information.
If you are wondering what scammers are using these days, stick around. This can happen to you whether you’re actually at the ATM or if you are using any pin pad at the store.
It’s impossibly easy to do for the scammer and you would miss it if you weren’t looking for it.
Youtuber Mark Rober explains exactly what happens in the below video:
If you don’t feel like watching the video, just know this. There are infrared camera attachments for iPhones that people can use to steal your info. It’s insanely easy for them to do and you could miss it even if you were looking for it!
How do you protect yourself? Well thankfully that’s also super easy. Just move your hands over the keypad and touch a bunch of numbers to throw the scammer off. Boom now you’re more protected!
This article originally appeared and was published on AOL.com
Fraudsters Are Getting Around The New Chip Card With Another Dangerous Scam
You may have your holiday plans all set, gotten a head start on your holiday shopping and already dusted off your seasonal decorations — but are you prepared to protect yourself from fraudsters?
An estimated 25.6 million adults in the U.S., or about 10.8 percent of the adult population, were fraud victims in 2011, according to the FTC. And that number is rising as scammers tap into technology to steal personal information.
While many people breathed a sigh of relief when banks began rolling out EMV chip cards for their increased security, that doesn’t mean you should ease up on your personal awareness, especially around the high-traffic holiday season.
“Since the rollout of EMV chip cards, which are more secure than non-chip cards, we’ve been seeing a significant shift from credit card fraud to scams involving identity theft,” Mohamad Tayba, Alliant Credit Union’s fraud manager and certified fraud examiner, said.
What’s even scarier, some fraudsters will hold onto your information, and wait until the victim or financial institution has its guard down.