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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2014 2:20:11 PM

After huge security breaches at Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus in the last month, the National Association of Convenience Stores is sounding another alert: Bluetooth-enabled skimmers at fuel pumps.

According to NACS, thirteen people have been charged with stealing millions from banking information intercepted by skimmers at gas stations in South Carolina, Texas, and Georgia.

There's some good news, according to Naked Security: at least 13 people have been indicted for the act that took place across the South and East.

“By using skimming devices planted inside gas station pumps, these defendants are accused of fueling the fastest growing crime in the country,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr....

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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 29, 2014 5:33:55 PM

Shoot em!
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 9:42:48 PM

Lock them up for a long time when caught.

It's either that or implant a unique chip in every person with the number 666 on it...
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 9:20:58 AM

that we will
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2014 9:20:41 AM

yep
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 11:43:04 AM

Well have to fix it somehow
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:48:35 PM

Maybe they should have alarms on the pumps, and a extra camera on wouldn't hurt either! They should do some thing about it at the gas stations don't you think?
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2014 1:10:42 PM

same or similar article posted before.
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 7:06:24 PM

hmm..
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 10:55:25 PM

I know this only scratching the surface but keep scratching.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 6:44:02 AM

Security breaches are really scary! The last thing that I want to do is have to go inside and pay cash for my gasoline (or anything else for that matter).

[Edited by: dfp609 at 3/11/2014 6:44:27 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2014 10:17:50 AM

International problem
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 11:01:32 PM

Cash just as good as money
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greycat65
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 8:56:12 AM

Cash is best. Besides many charge extra for CC use. Go inside to use plastic if you can trust the employees who work there.
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 6:36:24 PM

that's why I use cash only!
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 5:44:05 PM

Cash or CC inside.
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2014 2:30:57 PM

Use cash!
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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2014 5:30:23 AM

Crazy
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 10:31:21 PM

You can't trust anyone or anything anywhere anymore.

It's just so sad.

The thieves, according to news reports I've seen, have the master key to open up the pumps and put the scanners inside the pumps - thus, why they are not noticed for weeks at a time.

Because they can download over bluetooth, the crooks drive up, park for five minutes - probably go inside and buy a hot dog, Doritos, and a Polar Pop, all while downloading the data.

This is going to get bigger than the Target security breach!
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 2:32:15 PM

Are these devices being attached to the pumps or are they being installed within the pump?
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 12:20:10 PM

Scary, makes you want to go back to just using cash.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 12:45:00 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 2:07:44 AM

I say stick needles under there finger nails
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 12:50:21 AM

yep
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gasmask78
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 12:43:01 AM

I heard about this...so crazy.
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Message Posted: Feb 4, 2014 12:02:05 AM

gas: there area always two sides to each coin, aren't there?
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 1:01:53 PM

there are indeed pros and cons to technology.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 5:55:52 AM

ocean: a bit optimistic, eh?
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 4:12:05 PM

only a matter of time b4 they get caught
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 3:13:29 AM

Wow!
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2014 12:02:39 AM

Elmo: welcome to the 21st century where the worst in humans is starting to come out more and more.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 9:53:20 PM

The world is going to hell in a bucket and is getting no better. :-(
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 2:58:27 PM

I will continue to use my credit card as I am contacted immediately if the bank suspects unusual activity or transactions.
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 12:08:44 AM

lazy: and you think the CC readers are any cleaner?
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 8:46:12 AM

Cash is as dirty as a public restroom at Mcdonalds
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 11:50:20 AM

pay by cash..your problem solved
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 9:53:00 AM

C-A-S-H.
CANNOT BE SKIMMED- EVER!
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:54:37 AM

Question is: how are they getting them into the pumps?
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 2:24:09 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 12:00:01 PM

Rip off
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2014 5:23:28 AM

jail!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 9:35:40 PM

New article please.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 3:55:36 PM

Sic 'em!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 2:30:25 PM

Old
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 2:21:41 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 1:52:23 PM

Pete and repeat were in a boat...
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 1:20:32 PM

You need ID Theft protection from LegalShield. It is the ONLY one that covers all 5 TYPES. Banking/financial transactions are only 17% of theft. It's only $14.95 a month.
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 12:21:00 PM

Bluetooth skimmers reap millions from fuel pumps. By using skimming devices planted inside gas station pumps, these defendants are accused of fueling the fastest growing crime in the country. Cyber criminals and identity thieves are not limited to any geographic region.
They are charged with stealing personal identifiying information from victims in southern states, used forged bank cards on the East Coast, and withdrew stolen proceeds on the West Coast. Motorist should remain vigilant and check your banking accounts often.
How do they gain access to the inside of the pump or is it an inside job by an employee?
Watch for anything protruding from the gas pump card slot.....
The Bluetooth skimmers in this artice is so old and out of date, just like this article.
Change US credit cards to the European standards.....
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 11:33:35 AM

Sooo old
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 11:00:07 AM

time for a NEW article....
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 10:45:27 AM

Security cameras should provide sufficient info to catch these thieves
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