This is a frightening video. Credit card skimmers have been in the news lately, locally (Dover and Rochester) and nationally. This happened in Miami Beach, Florida. Watch how quick and easy it is for a criminal to place one of these skimmers on a convenience store Debit/Credit machine.

So, it looks like three guys are in on it. Two of them distract the cashier while the third takes only a couple of seconds to place the skimmer on the Debit/Credit machine. They chat it up with the cashier, then walk right out without anyone knowing what they did.

I doubt the security camera footage is checked on a daily basis, so the skimmer could be in place for quite some time, allowing these crooks to steal some card numbers and start spending other peoples money.

Pretty scary to see that it can be that easy to install a skimmer.