Dateline: Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada: The Leader-Post Newspaper reports that police have uncovered a large skimming ring in that area.
After learning 600 cards were compromised in a large skimming ring in Canada, people who still have magnetic stripe debit or credit cards might be persuaded in switching to chip technology. According to police in the U.S. and Canada, card-skimming operations are becoming more and more popular. Skimming occurs when a person places a card-reading device in an ATM and skims the person’s banking information, then uses the information to make counterfeit cards in association with lucrative operations for crime rings.
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