As technology advances, it seems that criminals are also becoming smarter. Or at least able to get their hands on smarter devices. Many people become victims of criminals who scan their credit card information using special devices. This act is known as skimming. Even when you use your card at stores or restaurants, you’re taking a risk of having your information stolen.
2. No Button Highlights
The difference: If a skimmer was inserted too quickly, it may block the button highlighting on the terminal. The buttons will instead be dull and faded.
3. The Green LED Light Is Blocked
4. Frequent Operation Errors
5. A Stylus Is Not Attached
The difference: All payment terminals have a stylus attached to them, so clients can enter their signature after their card has been scanned. A skimmer blocks the stylus from being attached.