3/29/16

Ingram Quoted in Convenience Store News Story Titled “Nine Things You Should Do When Skimming Strikes”

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Christopher Ingram, an associate in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, was quoted in a Convenience Store News story about a presentation he gave at M-PACT 2016.  M-PACT 2016 was a conference for energy and convenience industry leaders based in the Midwest.  Ingram’s presentation focused on the illegal skimmers that are placed on gasoline pumps across the country.

The story states:

“‘Skimming the Surface’ session presenter Chris Ingram, an attorney with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, started off by pointing out that with an estimated 29 million Americans paying for gasoline with a debit card or credit card at the pump every day, skimming  will not go away anytime soon.

Skimmers are devices criminals use in an attempt to steal customer card information. C-stores located near interstate highways are most vulnerable to skimming crime rings, according to Ingram.

‘You can purchase skimming devices on the Internet,’ he said. ‘And with so many different varieties of skimmers, the sky is the limit.’

To make matters worse, criminals can install skimmers in just seconds and now have the ability to steal customer information via Bluetooth or text technology, as opposed to needing to return to the gas station dispenser to remove the illegal device once the information has been captured.”

To read the entire story, visit the Convenience Store News website.