Michigan official warns of credit card reader scams


LANSING – As people are swiping their credit cards for holiday shopping, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued a consumer alert warning credit card users of scammers.

Credit card scammers can collect personal information after a card has been used at a machine.

By hacking the merchant’s point-of-sale networks, thieves are finding ways to steal credit card information from transactions made via card readers. The alert provides tips to avoid this invasion of privacy, including using a chip-reader and swiping with credit instead of debit. 

View the consumer alert here. 

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