AG Nessel Issues Consumer Alert on Credit Card Reader Scam

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney 517-335-7666
Agency: Attorney General

December 20, 2019

LANSING – As consumers scramble to finalize their holiday shopping, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued a consumer alert urging credit card users to be mindful of a new scam where thieves collect personal information when swiping their card. 

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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