ATM scam

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by Taffnp, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. No doubt we are all aware of Eastern Europeans and criminal gangs who use a Lebanese loop to obtain your pin number etc.

    I have just recieved a powerpoint slide show with actual stills from a bank CCTV of a new scam.

    A length of film negative about 300 mm is folded in half and slits placed it in like fish gills. This is inserted into the card slot and one of the gang waits for a victim.

    He inserts his card and it cannot be read as the film strip covers the magnetic strip. The card cannot be ejected as it is trapped in the slits in the film strip.

    A "do gooder" steps in and tells the unwitting victim to enter his pin number again and his card should be ejected.

    It does not however and both leave together. A second gang member steps in and pulls the negative to retrieve the card.

    The negative is impossible to see and unlike a Lebanese loop sits inside the slot so is also impossible to detect.

    Powerpoint required

  2. Thanks, forewarned and all that.