Skimming: Credit and Maestro cards

Due to misuse more credit and Maestro cards have to be blocked. The thieves use skimming and other methods. The cash dispensers get replaced in Germany, but in Switzerland, there are more and more fraud cases.

Each one of us uses additionally to money an increasing number of credit, bank or other plastic cards. Before the card slot the thieves install a skimmer, which reads the magnetic strip and stores the information. With the stored credit cards the fraudsters make card copies and use the codes in distant foreign countries in order to get money.

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