Electronic Pick Pocketing - What will they think of next?

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Real Estate Agent with www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com

Electronic Pick Pocketing - please watch this video to see the new crime wave that is happening. This person does not even have to get your wallet or purse, or even touch you. This person will be carrying a small device that "if" able to come into close contact with you, will scan your debit card or credit card, including capturing your account number, expiration date, and your name. Stay safe this Christmas Shopping Season or going on vacation with credit cards in tow. I just couldn't believe this one.

Watch this clip and see for yourself!

 

 
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Rainer
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Rick Wilson
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That is scary!  One more thing to worry about!  Thanks for sharing...

Dec 14, 2010 08:41 AM #5
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Ginger Harper
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Thanks for sharing this with us.

Ginger

Dec 14, 2010 08:44 AM #6
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Debi Boucher
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Privacy is a lost notion. No longer any such thing....

Dec 14, 2010 09:19 AM #7
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Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
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Carla....not sure think they stole your clip! It isn't there for us to view??????

Dec 14, 2010 01:03 PM #8
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I saw this on TV.. WOW!  makes me nervous about what's next...

Dec 14, 2010 02:03 PM #9
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Erika Rogers
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Great post for all of us.  You can never be too careful, what will it be next I wonder?

Dec 17, 2010 02:57 PM #10
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
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Carla,

We'll  probably be seeing "scan safe" wallets and purses at stores shortly.

Steve

Dec 18, 2010 05:24 AM #11
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Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
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Carla--Saw this on the news---just unbelieveable!!  Maybe someday stores will have to scan our eyes like a QR code to get our card info.  This is just crazy!!

Dec 18, 2010 01:57 PM #12
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April Hayden-Munson
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Who would have thought we'd have to worry about this?  So much for carrying credit and debit cards instead of cash.... cash may be safer these days!

Dec 18, 2010 04:59 PM #13
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Every time there is a new technology to benefit us, there will be people out there using it to harm us.  Hopefully, something will be available to us soon to protect ourselves from this type of scam.  Thanks for sharing!

Dec 19, 2010 02:17 AM #14
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
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Carla,

I saw this yesterday on Fox News and was surprised how easy it is for someone to pick my pocket.  The companies that are issuing these credit cards need to get some major safeguards in place really quick or get those cards out of circulation.

Dec 19, 2010 02:26 AM #15
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Roy Kelley
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Quite a video. Thanks for sharing.

 Happy Holidays!

Dec 19, 2010 02:54 AM #16
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Cindy Marchant
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Wow, that is amazing.  I had not heard of this until I read your post!

Cindy in INdy

Dec 19, 2010 04:12 AM #17
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
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Everyone must be careful out there -- never know when someone is trying to scam --- all the best for the happy holiday.

Dec 19, 2010 06:15 AM #18
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Wow, Carla...I agree with your title, "What will they think of next?" I am not only going to re-blog this, but I'm suggesting it for a featured post as well. :)

Leilani

Dec 20, 2010 08:34 PM #19
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Carol Zingone
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That is absolutely incredible, and frightening! Thanks for posting so we are aware!

Dec 20, 2010 10:05 PM #20
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I need a lead wallet and problem solved. . .heat that Santa?

Dec 20, 2010 10:06 PM #21
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Joan Cox
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Carla, this is very scary!   Those criminals are sure getting smarter!    We cannot be too careful!   THANKS for sharing, and have a great Holiday!

Dec 23, 2010 02:49 AM #22
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Carla, this really is scary. I'll probably reBlog this! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dec 23, 2010 07:22 AM #23
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Carla Harbert
www.LorainCountyHomeSales.com - Avon, OH
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I still can't believe this happened and can happen. Unbelievable. 

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