Disturbing news about the increased prevalence of skimming at ATM locations (from NY Times):
Skimming involves stealing debit card numbers by putting an illegal card reading device on an A.T.M. Criminals use the devices in tandem with hidden cameras that record personal identification numbers entered onto the keypad. They then make duplicate cards using the information and drain cash from bank accounts.
FICO Card Alert Service, which monitors activity at A.T.M.s for bank clients, is reporting a sixfold increase in the number of machines in the United States compromised by criminals in 2015, compared with 2014. The service is an arm of analytic software company FICO, best known for providing consumer credit scores.
So, why should you worry about convenience store ATMs?