Can Your Cell Phone Detect Credit Card Skimmers At The Pump?

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Many of you have most likely seen the above graphic on social media… but is it true?

This is one of the very rare times that I can say that something like this swirling around social media is sort of actually true! There is, however, a catch.

The Bluetooth sensor in a mobile phone is a potentially useful way to detect and lower the risk of exposure to some common kinds of credit card skimmers… BUT your mobile phone’s Bluetooth sensor won’t detect all kinds of credit card skimmers (the older ones do not use Bluetooth technology) and your phone is prone to false negatives and false positives.

So, if you are at all wary you can give it a try… or simply chose not to use the credit card machine at all.

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