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Preliminary tests show the device is able to detect skimmers with high reliability.

It may soon be a lot easier to spot skimming devices on ATMs, gas pumps or other payment terminals, thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at the University of Florida.

Dubbed “the Skim Reaper,” the tool has a plastic card that the user swipes or dips at an ATM, gas pump or other card-reading machine. It instantly tells the user whether there’s more than one contraption inside the machine that is reading the card’s data, indicating the presence of a skimmer.

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