Colorado company creates app to detect credit card skimmers
DENVER -- Credit card skimmers are popping up on gas pumps across the Denver metro area ahead of a busy driving holiday time, but there's now a new way to protect customers. Niwot-based company Sparkfun has created an Android app called Skimmer Scanner. The app detects if there are Bluetooth transmissions near a gas pump. Skimmers typically use Bluetooth to transmit credit card information.