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Smartphone app can help detect credit card skimmers

Posted at 8:29 AM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 16:50:20-04

Credit card skimming is one of the most difficult crimes to detect, but a new smartphone app could help change that. 

It's been a problem across the valley for unsuspecting victims.  One swipe, and the criminal could have your credit card information. 

A smartphone app called Skimmer Scanner, available for Android users, can help detect if a bluetooth connected skimmer is in the area.  

Back in March, the FBI told 13 Action News that a major credit and debit card scheme was busted in Las Vegas, with over 20 people being charged.