Illustration by Lille Allen / The Verge

See if this sounds familiar: You are in a weird part of town and get cash from a sketchy ATM. The next day, you pay for gas at a pump-side terminal that doesn’t look quite right.

A few days after that, you get a call from your bank saying someone’s using your card in a nightclub across town. It’s not a disaster, but you have to spend some time going through your recent charges, and you also have to wait a few days for the replacement card to come, all while you’re wondering which ATM was the one that skimmed your card number.

Against such a common problem, what are your options? For the particularly paranoid, enter the Hunter Cat.

What is it?

The Hunter Cat is a small device powered by a coin battery and roughly the size and dimensions…

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