Card Skimmers

I keep reading all these stories about “credit card skimmers” (designed to steal your card # & code).

Just saw one yesterday where 12 new skimmers were found at various gas stations around San Antonio…right after a bunch were found in July!

Someone needs to explain something to me…

WHY DON’T THESE GAS STATION OWNERS & STAFFS CHECK THEIR PUMPS EVERY DAY???

WHY DON’T THE BIG OIL COMPANIES REQUIRE THEIR FRANCHISE OWNERS TO DO THIS AS A CONDITION OF THEIR CONTRACT???

Me smells a damned rat. 🐀

> > ALWAYS tug on the card reader HARD before dipping/swiping your card!

> > ALWAYS turn on your phone’s Bluetooth right near the pump & if it’s displaying a whole bunch of #s, there’s a good chance there’s an electronic skimmer at play! (Note: This is NOT foolproof as you may get some false positives & negatives.)

Better to be safe than sorry! Pls be careful.

And along that same line of NOT getting ripped off…

Just as a general guideline…

Do NOT ever enter your FB name & password into any link, message, video or posts YOU RECEIVE…even those that “appear” to be from a friend.

Do NOT ever accept a FB friend invite from an EXISTING friend of yours. If anything, contact them via their original profile or contact a mutual friend.

Same goes for your normal, everyday life!

NEVER give your confidential information to a phone call, text or e-mail that YOU RECEIVE, regardless of how legit it appears.

NEVER depend on, or use, any link, website, application or phone number that was PROVIDED TO YOU.

If you need to contact a company, check your banking/credit card, your regular statement (not a special mailing) or Google for the proper number or web address.

These crooks & scammers will keep trying & trying & trying…they only need 1 in a million people to fall for their scheme in order for them to succeed.

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled programming…

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