danielm8at April 19,2016 Stealing credit card information can be even easier than this. I am not sure if the new credit cards with the chip can even prevent credit card theft. All a thief really needs to know is the name, the 16 digit number, expiration date, and the other 3 digit code. They do not need a physical copy of a credit card because they can just use that information to purchase something online. The only way to protect against this in a store is for the clerk to be vigilant and check the ID to know who is making the purchase.
jnegronat April 28,2016 I like the video because shows the other side but this is not surprising at all. Now days Im more concern about hackers getting the PII than this kind of threat.
nickat May 02,2016 Despite years and years of credit card fraud, the banks and credit card companies have only made minimal enhancements to credit card security. After years of loses, new cards are being issued in the U.S. with an embedded microchip. This technology reduces fraud by leveraging a cryptographic key that authenticates the card as legitimate along with generating a one-time code for each transaction. Because of this, the criminal in the video wouldn't be able to take stolen account numbers and emboss them onto the magnetic strip of a random card, or program them onto the chip of a random chip card, to make fraudulent purchases. Unfortunately, in the U.S. pin and chip is not being used, but instead pin and signature. Lost and stolen chip and signature cards can be easily subverted. Chip and pin cards have been heavily used in Canada and the UK to great affect, considerably reducing fraud.
vdutta1980at May 03,2016 As a victim of a card skimming scam, I quickly scoured the Internet to identify methods to stay safe. I soon learned that there are sneekier ways for criminals to steal ones PII. Today there are covers that criminals can slip onto an entire credit card machine. One would never know if it was fake. Really Disturbing.
rburkettat May 05,2016 I can't believe he started doing this 17 years ago and has not been caught yet. He's due for a mistake and in this video, he almost made one. I have read about this, but seeing it in the video makes it so real.I wonder why they don't put pictures on credit cards? I seem to remember a company trying that, but maybe it didn't take off.