This is the devious way thieves can steal your credit card number — and how you can stop it

Criminals have the technology to make high-profile bank robberies obsolete. 

One of the most devious ways thieves have for stealing credit cards and other data is with point-of-sale (POS) "skimmers" — devices that grab your info as you swipe at a store or ATM. And unfortunately, they've gotten much more sophisticated in recent years.

Here's how they work.

Skimming usually works in one of two ways. In a place like a restaurant, an employee might take a credit card out of sight and run it...

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