By using our App, we quickly scan for any card skimmers that are transmitting using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). If no devices are found, you will see a None Found image. If the scan detects a possible skimmer, it will display a warning sign as well as the possible name of the skimmer.
This Card Skimmer Locator App will NOT locate all Card Skimmers (including those using BLE), so you must NOT rely on just this App, you must physically check all card readers to reduce your risk of falling victim to a Card Skimmer.
This App should only be used as an additional means of protection and should NOT be the primary means to locating Card Skimmers.
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A year or so ago, when I had my number skimmed, I made a list of every monthly payment my card makes and apps where my number is stored (food, travel, etc) so that it wouldn’t be as difficult to set everything back up, should it happen again. I was glad I did, because it was skimmed twice in less than a month recently. Since I use my card to earn flight points, my number is stored for THIRTY-SEVEN monthly payments and apps. And since I drive for a living, I’m kind of a sitting duck for thieves at gas pumps. This app works like a dream. It instantly finds my 2nd phone every time I open it, and I’ve already found a gas pump with a possible skimmer. Having to open the app at every pump is well worth not having to set up a new card for 37 different things, and it’s still faster and safer than going inside and having to leave my card as a “deposit” to turn the pump on (unsafe af) or setting the pump at a certain amount which may not fill my truck all the way up, and if I overshoot the amount, having to be refunded the difference, which is also a bit sketchy. Bottom line: very, very worth it.
It scans Bluetooth
For people staying this scans skimmers in their houses don’t know how this works. This app checks to see if there is a Bluetooth signal coming from the area you are checking as skimmers use Bluetooth so the criminals can keep the skimmers in place and just get the data from the device. You dummies are finding Bluetooth signals in your house not skimmers. This is a great tool for trying to locate the signal that the skimmers are transmitting.
I’ve had the app for quite some time now. I use before pumping gas always and haven’t found a skimmer yet which is good. However, out of curiosity I used it at home one day, and got a hit showing both of my Samsung TV’s as skimmers. Does anyone know why that might be?
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.