This unsettling video, released by Miami Beach Police in Florida, shows just how little time is needed for thieves to install a card skimmer on an ATM or debit machine.
In a little over a decade, ATM skimmers have gone from urban myth to a wildly complex, ever-evolving suite of technologies that has the potential to be the worst nightmare of anyone with a bank account. Here's a look at how quickly skimmers have evolved—and why they're increasingly impossible to spot.
A video has been posted to YouTube by a group called "DarkForum" in which plans for a card skimmer are demonstrated and a contact email for sales of said illegal device is listed. Screw these guys.
Previously on C.S.I... a man found an actual card skimmer in the wild, in the flesh. Today, Gizmodo reader Sean became the card skimmer/PIN camera's latest almost-victim. Where? Chase Bank in Manhattan, East Village.
What? No way. Something thought to be of an urban legend—or maybe just a story we'd only see on 20/20—a real, normal person has actually found proof of the the ever evasive credit-card skimmer.