How they steal your card at an ATM!!!
One surveillance camera in a bank in Italy has captured these images. They clearly show how easily you may be swindled out of your money, while banking at automatic teller (ATM)
Read the process here, or just hover over the pictures for the explanation of what's happening:
- Pic 1- The camera shows someone routinely making a bank deposit
- Pic 2 - But what this person actually doing is inserting something in the machine
- Pic 3 - To make sure that nobody catches him tampering with the machine, he has a friend outside to alert him.
- Pic 4 - Once the trap is set, the victim enters the bank
- Pic 5 - He inserts the debit card into ATM, and it gets stuck there! The victim is surprised: "Weird, maybe this machine is broken?" He looks around for advice:
- Pic 6 - Luckily there is someone eager to help to get the card out. What "the helper" is actually after is the P.I.N. code:
- Pic 7 - "The Good Samaritan" convinces the victim to try to enter the code again (he may blame the faulty keypad, new type of the machine, or claim to know the "secret unblocking code", etc.)
- Pic 8 - However, the card remains stuck, no matter how many times he punches "Enter" or "Cancel". The exasperated victim leaves, realizing he will have to get his card from the bank later.
- Pic 9 - As soon as the victim is gone, "the helper" returns to retrieve the card from the machine. Now he's got both the card AND the P.I.N..
- Pic 10 - he withdraws the maximum amount of money from all accounts on the card, and leaves.
- Pic 12 - The inserted "card trap" is just a piece of black film, which blends with black plastic of the ATM.
- Pic 13 - The trap is inserted into the slot, with the ends slightly sticking out and glued to the outside, for an easy withdrawal afterwards.
- Pic 14 - Once these ends are neatly glued in, it's nearly impossible to tell if there is any foreign object in the slot.
- Pic 15 - The trap film also has special notches, to ensure that the card is not ejected by the machine when the operation is canceled.
- Pic 16 - Once the victim is gone, the crook unglues the tips of the trap and "fishes out" the card.