The above image shows how a skimmer can be attached to a credit card reader at a gas station. Skimmers, found on gas pumps and ATM's, are illegal devices that are used to steal credit information. Read the Tampa Bay Times article below on illegal card skimmers. What are the risks? Then watch the video on how credit card skimmers work and conduct more research on the problem. Create a public service announcement to inform people about the problem and some solutions. How do you protect yourself against skimmers? What government agencies protect consumers against skimmers?
SS.8.FL.6.1 Analyze the fact that personal financial risk exists when unexpected events can damage health, income, property, wealth, or future opportunities.
SS.912.FL.4.12:Discuss that consumers who use credit should be aware of laws that are in place to protect them and that these include requirements to provide full disclosure of credit terms such as APR and fees, as well as protection against discrimination and abusive marketing or collection practices.
Created by Deborah Kozdras and Brittany Sampson