Visa just released slides from a webinar on Automatic Fuel Dispensers (AFDs) as it relates to skimming. Looking at the pictures they included, this is something we all could easily be victims of as there do not appear to be any external signs that you are becoming a victim of foul play (thanks Shane!).

AFDs are notorious for having these kinds of issues simply because there is not someone watching over them like a cashier does at a traditional Point of Sale (POS). We’ve seen examples of this occurring in ATMs as well. Not only is this a call to duty for AFD manufacturers to become compliant with PED and PA-DSS standards, but it is a call for merchants using these devices to enhance training and field checks to prevent this type of fraud.

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