Watch a Thief Turn A Regular Credit Card Reader Into a Skimmer in Three Seconds

Turning a regular credit and debit card reader into a device that steals a victim’s credit card information—commonly known as a skimmer—can take less than three seconds.


That’s how long it took for an unidentified criminal in Miami Beach to install a skimming device designed to steal credit card data on top of a gas station’s payment terminal, according to a video released by the local police last week.
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The crook and his partner, who was tasked with distracting the station’s clerk, were caught on video by a security camera—but it all happens so fast that you might have to rewatch the sequence to really catch it.
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The Miami Beach police published the video in the hopes that someone recognizes the two criminals and helps identify them and track them down.

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