Spotting a Skimmer: Staying on guard at the gas station

The gas station is a must-visit location for almost everybody. However, when you swipe your card at the pump your bank account could soon be as empty as your gas tank.

Devices called 'skimmers' have been around for a few years. At first, they were crafted to look like the exterior of gas pumps, or ATMs, and fit over the faceplate where you would swipe your card or enter your personal identification number. Those devices have quickly evolved into a much bigger threat.