Card-skimming devices found at H&M stores

Card-skimming devices found at H&M stores
Photo: Rafael Vargas (file)
Several H&M stores in Sweden have discovered so-called skimming devices on their card readers in Linköping, Täby, Löddeköpinge and Malmö.

The stores have since made police reports.

On Wednesday morning, staff discovered a skimming device on the card reader at one of the counters at the store in the Mobilia mall in Malmö. Anyone who paid by card at that checkout may have had their data copied.

Earlier this week, similar equipment was found at an H&M store in Löddeköpinge. According to H&M, two other stores are under suspicion of card reader manipulation: a location in Linköping on July 15th and one in Täby north of Stockholm on Sunday.

“This is something we discovered thanks to our security,” said Anna Berger of H&M’s press service.

The number of customers who may have had their cards skimmed remains unclear. Primarily, it is a matter between the customer and the card issuer.

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