Chip card technology greatly reduces the instances of card skimming as these cards offer far greater levels of security.
Unfortunately the magstrip is still vulnerable to skimming, so keep an eye out for anything suspicious.
What is card skimming?
It’s the unlawful copying of information on the magnetic stripe of a bank card so that fraudsters can create a "cloned" card. This card can be used to access your account and therefore your money but only if they also know your PIN. The PIN is usually obtained by fraudsters or accomplices looking over the cardholder's shoulder (also called shoulder surfing) when they enter their PIN at a card machine or ATM. This is why you must never share your PIN and always shield the pinpad whenever you enter your PIN.