Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Beware at the ATM!!

I received this e-mail from a friend...
It just goes to show that thieves nowadays aren't only petty,handkerchief wearing,cap pulled-down-low on the face nonentities anymore. They are technology-savvy illusionists and they get better and better.
Its time to scrap off that its-not-gonna-happen-to-me-cause-it-only-happens-in-TV mentality.
Be alert at all times.


Bank ATM's Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

A team of organized criminals are installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM's in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the phone on the front of the ATM.

The equipment used to
capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A 'skimmer' is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transm its it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.

At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

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