Ever wonder why bank cards now have a chip? It helps prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft and ATM scams.
ATM scammers have come a long way, and they use an arsenal of tricks to steal your information (and your money!).
If the card slot is sticking out, there’s a chance it could be an ATM skimmer.
Wiggling the card reader is the easiest way to reveal most ATM skimmers.
These ATM skimmers scan your credit card and send the stolen information through SMS.
All it takes is one swipe and your bank information is instantly sent out through a text message.
Cash trap devices install fake panels and prevent you from getting your money.
If the audio jack is misaligned and looks off, it’s probably an ATM skimmer.
Everyone knows to pay close attention to their surroundings when using an ATM. Not everyone stops to check the ATM itself.
This ATM had an ATM skimmer on the card reader and a hidden camera behind the side panel.
Another way to spot an ATM scam? Look for cracks in the frame under the receipt slot.
Never forget to look over your shoulders for hidden cameras.
Scammers also combine card skimmers with fake keypads by installing an overlay.
Do the colors on the button look different than before? It could be a false keypad.
This scammer took the overlay concept to a whole new level.
The ATM below has a detachable slot reader transmitting stolen data. It also has a false panel under the screen with a hidden camera.
Some scammers rely on brute force, using modified slits on both sides of a fake slot to prevent your card from being returned when completing your transaction.
An inconspicuous gray box? I think not. Another hidden camera setup with a microSD chip for storage.