Wednesday, April 8, 2009

ATM Card Skimmers

I spotted this story about ATM card skimmers today. From the post at Gizmodo:
he inspected the slot of the current ATM he was using and realized that it had a false plastic cover attached to the slot. The amazing thing about the cover was that the translucent green plastic matched the card reader slot perfectly, meaning that it was made specifically for Chase ATMs...he found an extra mirror attached to the vandalized machine that the other ATMs didn't have. Drilled into the mirror was a tiny pinhole with a camera inside, directed at the PIN pad.
Just a warning that if you typically use the ATM to do your banking, be careful and be vigilant. Inspect the ATM machine before you proceed to use it. Don't let these crooks steal your ATM PIN and card info!

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