Card Shimming Targets EMV Payment Cards

What is card shimming? 

Card shimming is a new scam that targets debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chip technology. This scam is similar to traditional card skimming hacks where criminals place fake card readers on point-of-sale systems (POS) and ATMs. 

The name comes from the paper-thin shim used to capture the data from your card chip. However, card shimming is less common than skimming because it’s much harder to leverage chip data for fraud than magnetic stripe data.  Continue reading