Many of us have been victims of "skimming",
when sales staff, waiters or managers
illegally skim an extra copy of our credit card.
the credit card companies often re-imburse us for this
lost money, ultimately it costs us all --- customers and
merchants alike --- by way of increased credit card
working together, we can prevent crime with OP
(Operation Python) that Stops Skim Scams (SSS,
pronounced with a hiss). It's easy to join OP, all you
need is a camera or use your Cameraphones to
credit card purchases:
everyone who handles our credit cards, we're
collecting potential evidence that MIGHT be of later use
to law enforcement and credit card manufacturers.
SHOOT DOWN SKIMMING
OP and spread the word! Hand out this flyer to each
of the staff that you photograph, so that they (1) know
why we took their picture; and (2) hopefully they, like
many others, will join OP and begin to photograph all of
the people that handle their credit cards.
means:- sur (above) + viller (to watch)
portable recording devices have given us the growing
phenomenon of Sousveillance:
French "sous" (from below)= "sousveillance"
= To Watch from Below.
you join O.P., you're probably in a store, restaurant,
gas station, etc., that's under surveillance. With
Sousveillance, the "watching" goes both ways.
One minute you yourself might be a staff member being
photographed, but when you go on break to buy your lunch
you become customer and take a shot at reducing crime
yourself. You no longer are only watched, you
can do the watching too!
24th --- the biggest shopping day of the year --- is
Sousveillance Day (WSD).