State lawmaker wants tougher laws on card skimming

Written by Staff Report/Radio Pennsylvania | Aug 14, 2017 9:30 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Card skimming is becoming one of the most popular ways to scam you out of youy money.

You may think you're simply using your card to buy gas or use an ATM, but what you don't know is that someone else was there first and installed an extra piece of equipment over the card slot.

That allows them to steal your data and run up fraudulent charges or raid your bank account.

State Rep Kristin Phillips-Hill of York County is pushing legislation to update and strengthen Pennsylvania's somewhat antiquated laws in this area, but she says lawmakers have been distracted of late.

"The budget has really consumed much of the time and effort of all parties in Harrisburg and we need to get through that before we can continue to move forward with other very necessary pieces of legislation," she said.

Phillips-Hill says she hopes to get legislation moving again in September.

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