"Handheld skimmers are not an issue in other countries as much as in the U.S. For example, at U.S. restaurants, a waiter takes a credit or debit card and later with a receipt. At European restaurants, a card remains in sight at all times, and a waiter brings a terminal to the table," the AACA report explained.
Earlier this year, the Manhattan District Attorney announced an indictment that charged 13 people with operating a multi-million dollar fraud ring. The indictment says that the ring used Bluetooth-enabled skimmers at gas station pumps, which enabled them retrieve the data collected by the skimmers wirelessly.
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