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News - March 11, 2011

Duo arrested in skimming scam

Men installed chips in local gas pumps to 'skim' customer info from credit cards

by Nick Veronin

A pair of high-tech bandits were able to steal more than 3,600 credit card numbers with six electronic devices — known as "skimmers" — planted at five gas stations in Mountain View and Los Altos, according to the county district attorney.

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Posted by Hama
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:33 pm

They're really stealing from the credit card companies, not consumers...who cares?

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Posted by Eric C
a resident of Willowgate
on Mar 17, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I care. I was probably one of those who was skimmed. Luckily AmEx detected that someone was testing my account with small charges. It was a major hassle after getting my new card to go and change the dozen of autopays accounts that were using that account. I can just image the nightmare those people had who have to dispute charges with their credit companies.