June 20, 2021

Virtual skimming scams target online shoppers; steal millions in debt, credit card information

CHICAGO (WLS) — You’ve heard of skimming at a gas station pump, but did you know it can happen when you check out of your online shopping cart too?

The ABC 7 I-Team shows how this can happen without you knowing, and shows you how easy it is for this to happen and what’s being done to stop it.

You may think of credit and debit card skimming at a gas pump, but it’s also happening as you’re checking out of your online shopping cart. Everything seems fine, then, days later you may see unexplained, mysterious charges on your credit or debit card.

The FBI said $1.8 billion was lost to online skimming and similar online thefts last year.

“In 2020,…

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