..a group of individuals had apparently installed a device inside a gas station pump in the area. This device had access to all information entered through the payment point.
..The device included a wireless transmitter that broadcast 300-400 feet, allowing someone seated in a car located nearby to capture all the information generated at the pump.At the end of a hard
day’s work, the thief would use this information to print the data onto card “blanks.”
Well, I’ve said it over and over. While the mainstream press tends to focus on “online predators, blah, blah, blah”, the majority of ID theft or bank theft occurs by more traditional methods. Granted, this was making use of some relatively advanced technologies, but it goes to show you that you have to watch out from all angles.
It would be a good idea to read the article linked below.
Happy Birthday…I’ve stolen $2500 from your account