The USB charging stations are becoming more common, popping up in airports and shopping malls, KABC reported.
The data theft works, according to the DA's office, when someone loads malware into the stations or one of the cables, infecting the device, GMA reported.
The malware then could forward all of your information to criminals, the district attorney's office said.
Experts told KSEE the scam works like skimmers found at ATMs and gas pumps.
So how can you avoid having to depend on the public charging stations and becoming a victim?
Experts say be prepared, according to GMA.
Use an actual power outlet, not a charging station and that means take a charger and cord with you. Also, don't forget to pack a car charger, too. For those times when you drain your battery watching videos while on the go or playing Pokemon Go, buy a portable battery pack for emergency refills.