Prevent POS Fraud with Secure Devices

On May 13, 2011 news broke of Michaels arts-and-crafts stores falling victim to debit-card data theft.

“Thieves tampered with the retailer’s debit-card processing equipment at about 80 stores from Massachusetts to Washington, according to the chain’s corporate parent, Michaels Stores Inc.

The thefts apparently involved the use of electronic devices called skimmers that allowed crooks to record information from shoppers’ debit cards and steal their personal identification numbers, or PINs.1