Major fraud: Check the ATM before inserting your card
Users of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) have been warned by Police to be vigilant as a foreign gang is attempting to steal money from their credit and debit cards. This comes after yet another electronic device used to steal such information was found attached to the ATM of a state bank in Kandy on Thursday.
This discovery puts the number of ATM card skimming devices recovered by police to seven within two weeks. Criminal Investigations Department detectives said it was the largest and most extensive ATM card skimming operation they had come up against thus far.
Two Chinese nationals are already in custody in connection with the racket. The arrests last week came following a probe launched into the discovery of card skimming devices found attached to at least four ATM machines in Colombo.
A search of the suspects’ hotel room led detectives to uncover a range of items including more card skimming devices, laptops, data storage devices and large amounts of local and foreign currency. Detectives say Thursday’s discovery indicates that instead of going underground after the arrests in Colombo, the remaining criminals seem to have shifted operations elsewhere.
(Source: The Sunday Times)
THANK YOU FIR THE INFORMATION …HOWEVER PLEASE ADVISE US ABOUT HOW WE CAN PROTECT OURSELVES…ARE THETE ANY CHECKS THAT WE CAN DO
Don’t worry. Go to sleep. The insurance taken by the bank will cover the loss. It’s their responsibility provide secure ATM s.
Obviously u can could recognize if u r a frequent cash point user.
The tray of the card inserter would be abnormal and that is ur first sight.
The fake mouth ( card inserter ) seems to be a little bit pulled rather than the normal.
The gadget (skimmer) those were fitted through would skim entire numbers and letters on the front and back of that plastic card those were inserted to withdraw cash and even ur vital last three cvv numbers at the back of ur card. There is a braw back for those Fraudsters that they could only trace out card details but not the pin, the one which only knows to that particular card owner.unfortunately adequate details are on their hands for online shopping but not cash.
And even now they are fixing micro hd cameras on the top of the atms those focus towards the pin dialing pad for a clear view of the pin what u press by ur finger.
First look at the card insreter, is it normal or if u identify any or suspect any thing wrong then grip a bit firm and just jerk it.
If u feel like its abnormal and jerks a bit then surely that is a skimmer attached. Don’t insert ur card.
Secondly look up and arroud the machine if there are any hd cams fixed. But some times it would be a big task to find out if there are any, as some of them like double the pin hole.so may not take it a big thing as there may have some hole around us. But that’s the thing.
But arround busy times , like snake Q arround, you cannot go around and inspect these nonsense
Always veil ur pin dialing pad by ur left hand if u r a right hand user or right hand if u r a left hand user or if u r a disabled person with one hand then lower ur head to veil ur dialing pad .
No pain no gain.