Consumers are advised to take care when using bank cards
Consumers are asked to take extra care when paying with bank cards in shops in the Huaqiangbei area in Futian District, to minimize or prevent their bank card information from being stolen. Police said that some shops in the area were caught stealing bank card information from customers and making new cards to commit crimes.
New tricks were uncovered by the police, they saw that gangs worked with small businesses by putting mini copiers in POS machines to record and copy the card information. More than 90 million bank cards in Shenzhen have magnetic strips were data is contained, making it easier to be copied and forged than IC bank cards. Some stores had mini cameras installed in their shops to catch customers using their PIN numbers so they can use it in a later time.