Card Skimming

Card Skimming is the fifth Crime released for Crimes 2.0, although it is actually crime number six. It is a Fraud crime.

Card Skimming contains the following subcrimes:

Card Skimming requires players to install card skimmers at ATMs to steal card details. Once installed, a Card Skimmer will passively steal card details- these details are added to a player's balance once the skimmer is recovered. Details can be sold for cash.

The Crime Enhancer used for Card Skimming is the item: Duct Tape

There are no unique outcomes for the Card Skimming crime.


Install Card Skimmer

Requirements: Possession of a Card Skimmer and Spy Camera

"Install Card Skimmer" is a six nerve Card Skimming subcrime that will use a Card Skimmer and Spy Camera from a player's inventory. If an attempt is successful, a skimmer will be set up and be displayed at the bottom of the subcrime hub, where it will passively start collecting card numbers. The skimmer can be recovered at any time unless it has been found or damaged, in which case all card details it has found will be unrecoverable. The skimmer being found or damaged is a random chance.

Critical failure may result player being jailed for 50 minutes to maximum 3 hours.

An individual skimmer and camera can only be used in one place at a time but will be added back to a player's inventory upon its recovery.

Install Card Skimmer has eight different locations a player can install a Card Skimmer:

  • Bus Station: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level one
  • Subway Station: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level one
  • College Campus: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level one
  • Post Office: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level one
  • Gas Station: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level 25
  • Airport Terminal: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level 50
  • Casino Lobby: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level 75
  • Bank Branch: Available at Card Skimming crime skill level 100

Some locations have higher success or failure rates than others and may collect card details faster or slower. The Bus Station, Subway Station, Post Office, and Airport will be inaccessible to install or retrieve equipment when a Dirty Bomb is active.

Sell Card Details

Requirements: Personal Computer, Laptop or Gold Laptop and card details

"Sell Card Details" is a six nerve Card Skimming subcrime. It will sell all of a player's card details in a single successful attempt.

Pay for this subcrime is based on how many details are sold at once, with more details sold at once getting a higher average pay per detail. The price per detail sold can range anywhere between $100-220.


Recover Skimmer

"Recover" is a four nerve Card Skimming subcrime. A successful attempt will recover the player's Card Skimmer and Spy Camera and all card details they have obtained.

Regular failures can cause a specific skimmer to be unretrievable for a short period of time.

A critical failure will cause the player's Card Skimmer and Spy Camera to be permanently lost and give jail time between 1 hour and 3 hours.

There is random chance (relative to activity) that card skimmer can be found by authorities and disabled. Disabled skimmers stay around for 72 hours unless the player removes them.


Patch History

Released in Patch list #304

Patch list #330 : 19/03/2024
  • Changed disabled skimmers to stick around for 72 hours (previously 12) to avoid players missing them

Crimes 2.0 : Card Skimming 29/08/2023

  • The sixth crime, Card Skimming, has now been released. The fifth crime will be announced at a later date.
  • This crime involves the use of skimmers to acquire credit card details which may then be sold. Once a skimmer has been installed, it will slowly collect details from those who use the ATM. At a time of your choosing, you may then recover your skimmer from the ATM to collect and sell the details contained within.


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