Data Skimming Ring Busted By Risk Management System

The scam worked like this: as they entered a store, one of the men distracted a clerk while the others swapped the store’s PIN-pad terminals with nearly identical devices that had been electronically altered to capture customers’ account numbers and PINs, a process that took as little as 12 seconds, according to a statement released July 13 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island. Several days later, the men returned to the store, replaced the original terminal, and made off with the altered one containing customers’ account information.”

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