The main target for skimmers of credit card is the gas station. However, the University of California, scientists are developing the application helping in the enforcement of the law. Thus, this is helping for catching the thieves which are trying to scan the data of card. Therefore, the application, Bluetana, is working on detecting the skimmers occurring on gas pumps with the help of Bluetooth signature.
Ph.D. student of Computer Science, Nishant Bhaskar and the University of California claims about criminals working on the data downloading. This is helping for changing the comfort of vehicles. However, the applications of Bluetana are concentrating on making their life very hard for different people causing fraud.
As per the study, around 45 enforcement of law and the government of the state are consisting of the Bluetana application. However, the application of Bluetana is finding around 65 skimmers, where Bluetooth is performing the scans at 1200 gas stations in around 6 states.
Bhaskar claims that the design of an application is removing the fake positives that the additional application of skimmers is aware. Various applications are incorrectly detecting the signal of Bluetooth of the nearby device like a symbol of speed-limit or weather sensor. However, for removing the fake positives, a team of UCSD is using the algorithm on the basis of the Bluetooth devices scans gathered by inspectors.
Many of the scientists are claiming of getting surprised about the application is having the potential of detecting various skimmers. Thus, they are considering various pumps of gas performing the inspections manually. Application of Bluetana is also detecting the two skimmers evading the detection of around six months.
Integration of gas pumps is beginning with the chip technology of EMV in the year 2020. This integration will start after getting the extension from MasterCard and Visa. This is delaying the evolution from different cards of magnetic stripe creating the ripe field for various frauds causing people. However, the scam is very profitable where devices are costing around USD 30 or less for manufacturers. In the beginning, the chip cards and applications like Bluetana are helping in ending the scams of the credit card. Hence, the different Bluetooth application is helping in detecting the different scams happening on credit cards.