New Tech Could Save Multiple Bank Accounts From Skimming Devices


SOME NORTH TEXANS ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE TO STOPPING SKIMMERS. IT COULD HELP PROTECT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE’S ACCOUNTS. HERE AGAIN TONIGHT ANDREA LUCIA WITH A STORY YOU WILL ONLY SEE RIGHT HERE ON 11. Reporter: POLICE ARE FINDING CREDIT CARD SKIMMERS STEALING PEOPLE’S PRIVATE INFORMATION. THIS PROBLEM IS ON THE RISE. AND THERE’S PROBABLY NOT A PERSON OUT THERE THAT HAS NOT BEEN SCAMMED BY ONE OF THESE. Reporter: THE DIRECTOR OF UNTs CYBER FORENSICS LAB, DR. BRADSHAW HAS BEEN WORKING WITH DALLAS POLICE AND FOUND ONE THING. CAN YOU SEE IT? THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE ATTACHED. EVEN WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING RIGHT AT THEM. A LOT OF THE GAS STATION OWNERS DON’T KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE INSIDE OF THEIR MACHINE. Reporter: SO THEY DESIGNED TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS. IT’S A DEVICE OR WAND THAT POLICE OR STATION OWNERS CAN USE. UNT IS NOW WORKING TO MANUFACTURER AND SELL. IT DETECTS SIGNALS. IT DETECTS ELECTRONICS. IT DETECTS SOME OF THE SOFTWARE. IT WILL TELL YOU IF THERE’S ACTIVITY GOING ON IN YOUR GAS PUMP THAT’S SUSPICIOUS. LAW ENFORCEMENT DOESN’T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY LOOKS LIKE. POLICE FINANCIAL DETECTIVE SAYS FULL-TIME — TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE IN THIS INVESTIGATION. IF THE SIMPLE WAVE OF A WAND CAN SOUND THE ALARM. I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE A BIG BENEFIT. IT COULD HELP SHUT DOWN THE WIDESPREAD SCAMS HURTING YOUR WALLET. IT’S HURTING THE CONSUMER. HURTING THE PUBLIC, HURTING BANKS. WE’RE ALL PAYING IT IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. IF THINGS GO WELL WE CAN

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