‘Shimming’ has emerged as the latest threat to shoppers

Shimming has emerged as the latest threat to shoppers

Dayton, OH — There’s a growing threat to your credit and debit card information, and you might not be aware of it.

It’s called “shimming.”

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Scammers insert paper-thin devices into credit card chip readers that can copy your data.

The information can’t be used to make a chip card clone, but it can be used to create a traditional mag-stripe card, which could be used to fraudulently make purchases or withdraw cash, according to Creditcards.com.