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New ID Threat: Crooks Use Store Keypads to Steal Identity

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 23, 2007 -- High-tech criminals now have a new way to take advantage of Americans' dependence on credit and debit cards -- stealing consumers' identities and wrecking credit standings in the process. PCWorld writer Tom Spring, in an article posted to the pcworld.com Website May 17, 2007, said scammers now are bugging keypads consumers use every day at retail stores to pay for purchases with credit and debit cards. Here's how it police believe it works: • Criminals place "skimmers" in . . .

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