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#12502316 - 11/13/17 01:19 PM Stolen card number
fish pal al Offline
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Registered: 04/22/12
Posts: 29
Used my credit card in Del Rio at Diablo East kiosk to pay for lake use permit had card number stolen,only place that I use that card, after that saw many charges on my account called card company to have card cancelled. Beware check your statements .
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#12502344 - 11/13/17 01:40 PM Re: Stolen card number [Re: fish pal al]
tmd11111 Online   content
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Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 408
Loc: San Angelo
I used the same one back in the spring and didn't have an issue but I could see it as an easy target to be hacked.

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#12502689 - 11/13/17 07:47 PM Re: Stolen card number [Re: fish pal al]
Rayzor Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 4693
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Card theft sucks. I have had it happen twice.
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#12502888 - 11/14/17 04:53 AM Re: Stolen card number [Re: fish pal al]
skeeterdale Offline
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I have had 4 cards stolen in the last year and half. Last time was at Red River where they stole 2 cards. From what I am understanding is they can scan your card right out of your pocket. It is for sure a big pain in the a$$. Companies make a lead liner for your cards to prevent this.
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#12502894 - 11/14/17 05:32 AM Re: Stolen card number [Re: tmd11111]
Flippin-Out Online   content
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2016
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: tmd11111
I used the same one back in the spring and didn't have an issue but I could see it as an easy target to be hacked.


While some network the kiosk transaction uses "might" get hacked, there are usually an astronomical number of cards hijacked, so the activity is eventually noticed (but not before a lot of damage).

What most likely happened is that the thieves placed a scanner on the card reader at the kiosk for a period of time, then removed it. The scanners essentially fit onto the machine to look like part of the machine that should be there, or it's so slight and slim that it goes unnoticed. It copies your card when you insert it for the legal transaction. Card info stacks up in a memory chip until the bad guy retrieves it to collect the stolen data to be used for fraud.

Remote, rarely-tended kiosks such as one at a park gate are perfect targets for the thieves as they get ample opportunity to install and remove the device. It's long gone by the time any of the fraud shopping begins, so many cardholders never figure out how the theft occurred. The OP should complain to whoever operates that park - I'd bet 10:1 their machine had a piggyback scanner on it for a while, and they didn't do well at checking machine security.


Edited by Flippin-Out (11/14/17 05:37 AM)

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#12502897 - 11/14/17 05:43 AM Re: Stolen card number [Re: skeeterdale]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2016
Loc: Magnolia, TX
Originally Posted By: skeeterdale
I have had 4 cards stolen in the last year and half. Last time was at Red River where they stole 2 cards. From what I am understanding is they can scan your card right out of your pocket. It is for sure a big pain in the a$$. Companies make a lead liner for your cards to prevent this.


Those security pouches don't have to be lead lined. They have a pliable lightweight material in them that attenuates and scatters electromagnetic signals that hit it. This way, very little gets thru to the card, and any reflected signal gets reduced yet again on the way back out. Think stealth-fighter type technology for radar avoidance. I've been meaning to get one. If you decide to buy one, check the reputation of the supplier as there are a lot of junky ones out there I understand.

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#12503024 - 11/14/17 08:23 AM Re: Stolen card number [Re: fish pal al]
InTheClear Offline
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Registered: 09/28/12
Posts: 1405
Loc: Southwest Texas
I commend you for paying your due at the ramp, I have driven by that machine 30 times and avoided it for that exact reason, credit card skimmers are everywhere in South and Southwest Texas, that machine positioned where it is makes it a prime location to be targeted. I think its obvious there is hesitation about accepting cash through the machine because I feel as though it would be emptied on a nightly bases there.

My suggestion for the park would be to find some volunteers from the highschool etc....to take payment on the weekends and issue a yearly/monthly, or daily permit.

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