ATM's Converted to Steal Customer Identities

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A rash of ATM thefts have been taking place in many cities. It seems teams of organized criminals are installing "skimming" equipment and cameras on legitimate bank ATM's to steal both your ATM card number and the PIN  needed to access your accounts.

Aside from using hand held readers, thieves have been installing reading devices and cameras in a variety of ways on the ATM's.

In one scenario, the team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly from equipment they already installed on the front of the ATM. 

The equipment used to steal 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 transmits 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 your money - in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

See photos here and if you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank.

This is just one of the many ways thieves have figured out how to skim and steal your data.

For more info on "skimming" and various tools thieves are using to steal your information, please read my earlier blogs, view the pictures and watch videos too;

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A Warning About ATM Fraud -Know what to watch for!

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Hackers Can Purchase Tool to Steal Your Data

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