CARD DETAILS & CASH MACHINES
You never know when someone could try to steal your credit card information. It can even happen during genuine transactions, known as skimming because the data on the magnetic strip of your card is taken using a .
Criminals also target cash machines (also known as ATMs) in different ways. They may try to defraud you by or by 'shoulder surfing', where they watch you enter your PIN with the intention of stealing your card afterwards. They may also set up a hidden camera to obtain your PIN.
Another technique is the 'card trap', where the cash machine looks like its swallowed your card, and the fraudster retrieves it later.
Here's how you can avoid being a victim of skimming: