Gone are the days of older credit card skimmers that required criminals to return to the scene of the crime to retrieve stolen credit card data by removing the device. Newer models now use wireless technology to transmit the stolen data. This means the subjects do not have to retrieve the device and do not have to risk being discovered attempting to remove the device periodically.
These new wireless inline skimmers can use WiFi, cellular, or Bluetooth technology to transmit the stolen data. The most common is the Bluetooth technology since it is the most anonymous method and most difficult to detect. Bluetooth inline skimmers can be system powered once they are attached to the register and may reside there for months without detection. The subject can go to the location once a week or so and use the Bluetooth device to retrieve the stolen credit card data. This is sometimes accomplished by using a laptop from their vehicle in a nearby parking lot. Officers encountering such situations with subjects that are unable to dispel alarm, may consider checking the victim store for inline skimmers.
The inline skimmers are attached to the POS by corrupt employees, technicians, or customers. Business owners should make it a habit to routinely check all POS systems for these new devices.
• No iProducts.
• No over expensive laptops.
✔ Without Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 9, 2011) we would have:
• No Windows.
• No Unix.
• No C.
• No Programs.
• A large setback in computing.
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• We would all read in Binary.
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