A server at a popular Naples restaurant has been charged with fraud. Pablo Pazimo was allegedly using a device called a skimmer to steal credit card information from customers at Brio Tuscan Grill.
Economic crimes investigator with the Collier Sheriff’s office, David White, says skimming is one of the most frequent forms of credit card fraud.
“they take the information that they skim off the back which is your credit account number, your name a couple symbols and then they just re-encode it on another card – they just create a counterfeit with your numbers”
White says the best way for consumers to protect themselves is to check their debit and credit card statements often. He does not recommend carrying large amounts of cash.
Wednesday, 28 February 2007 00:00
SkimmerWritten by WGCU Newsroom