Skimmers Using Bluetooth Technology To Steal Credit Card Information At Gas Pumps
Credit card skimmers can now steal card information at gas pumps using Bluetooth technology. Fueling stations have been replacing the old equipment with newer and more secure credit-card readers.
Starting in October 2020, if gas stations have not installed chip-reading devices at the pump, liability will shift from credit card companies to the station owner-operators.
Michelle Wilson is with the Arizona Weights and Measures Services Division.
“Chip card readers will provide additional security. It may not solve the problem 100% but it definitely is a step in the right direction," Wilson said.
Wilson said she is aware of applications being developed to help detect the skimming devices, but her division doesn’t fully rely on them.