Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fraudster sentenced to jail for using modified terminal to collect debit card numbers and PINs

The Halifax (Nova Scotia) Chronicle Herald is reporting today that a 22 year old man originally from Ontario has been sentenced to two years in jail in connection with a debit card scam. The individual has been convicted of fraud after he set up a kiosk in a mall in the Annapolis Valley and used a modified debit-card machine to capture card numbers and PINs. He managed to scam $33,000 until he was caught. See: The ChronicleHerald.ca: Man jailed two years for debit card scam.

I don't know about you, but I've been taking a much closer look at card readers lately.

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