Every day we receive a lot of news about different ways for crooks to gain access to our bank accounts and credit cards. Thieves nowadays are becoming more technically advanced. Even ATMs (automated teller machines) are being used to steal our hard earned cash.
Most of these Bank’s ATM scams are shared through social media websites and here is one way for crooks to get our PINS (personal identification number).
These scammers are now using “fake” keypads on top of the original ATM keypad. Through this scheme, they can acquire our ATM PIN by letting the victim use the fake keypad while they make a transaction. According to the shared post, they identify this device as a “Card Skimmer”. This device is capable of recording or acquiring all important information from ATM, debit and credit cards.
The post also shared pertinent information on how to immediately spot one:
Here are the other signs to know if it’s fake:
- The red, yellow and green bars or lines/buttons on the right-side are usually longer than the regular ones (cancel, clear, and accept).
- There are usually no marks on the left and right of the Zero (0) button.
- Try to raise the ATM Keypad – MAJOR sign that it’s fake.
So guys beware and be vigilant when you use ATM kiosks regardless of location.