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Watch Thieves Install Fake Card Scanner in Seconds

Miami Beach police are searching for the 2 men

(Newser) - Police are looking for two men spotted installing a credit card skimmer on a point-of-sale system at a Miami Beach gas station on Wednesday. As a Digg post observes, the ease of the whole operation is "frankly terrifying." A surveillance video shows two men approach the counter of... More »

Millionaire Finds Kid's Lost Credit Card, Charges Pizza

Dentist had $250 in cash on him

(Newser) - So a millionaire dentist stumbles across some student's lost credit card in a parking lot, and promptly goes inside the store to ... charge $40 worth of pizza? That's the sad-sack story of Richard Ludwig, according to Florida cops, who found him inside Mia Pizza Pasta Kitchen waiting on two pies... More »

Credit Card Hacker Gets 20 Years in Prison

Albert Gonzalez stole 90 million credit, debit numbers

(Newser) - Albert Gonzalez, the man who stole more than 90 million credit and debit card numbers from American retail giant TJX, was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday. It is the longest-ever sentence for a computer crime in America. Prosecutors hope the sentence will serve as a deterrent. “What... More »

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