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I read an article last week saying that some group was integrating these black boxes on to pumps at gas stations and they could collect info from over 1000 cards before it needed to be downloaded and cloned. Happening in 4 States out west.
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I had a call last year from AMEX asking me if I had been in Florida the day before (which of course I had not), over $15,000 USD charged at several outlets over the course of a day.

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If you traveled with the card and used it at a restaurant you are un familiar with, it is possible they swiped it with a black box and cloned it from that. That problem is pretty rampant in NYC.
Ditto. Most likely the cause. I think it was 20/20 that did a story on this. The waitress swipes the card on a black box hidden around her waist band, a guy is sitting in a car with a receiver, gets the info and has a card made within 3 minutes.

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I left my debit card at a gas station once and did not notice until they contacted me the next day. The losers who found the card charged $400 worth of stuff at the convenience store. B of A sent me a new card and returned my money.

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