Recently had this question come in through our Twitter account and thought it would be a great fraud awareness tip to share with others! Here is the question:
— tbot (@shooterBot) July 10, 2014
Answer: Yes, this is true. Skimmers have become very savvy and take out the blocking mechanism inside the machine so the card goes in further. This allows them to read the magnetic strip with all your banking information on it.
If a machine is taking in the chip too far, it has been tampered with! Let the business know and notify your banks about being compromised!