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Would You Have Spotted the Fraud? - The Autobiography of Russell
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Would You Have Spotted the Fraud?
Would You Have Spotted the Fraud?

Pictures of an ATM Skimmer and an analysis of it. At the bottom of the post is a link to Twitter pics of other ATM Skimmers that are also quite interesting to note. Something to keep an eye out for the next time you use an ATM (sort of like looking at the address bar of your browser when going to your banking website).

(via ATM Skimmer)

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andrewshead From: andrewshead Date: January 21st, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would have but mainly b/c I know what I'm looking for. ;)

If I can't see the flashing lights on a ATM (used on the newer diebold machines to make it harder to put a skimmer on) I'll actually yank on the card reader.

Also if the ATM ever "eats" your card and it shouldn't have check to see if there are small invisible "pull tabs" that could be holding your card inside.
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: January 22nd, 2010 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
would have you seen it?
kupcakeaz From: kupcakeaz Date: January 23rd, 2010 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)
If you use Bank of America and stop to think about it it is difficult for their machines to get skimmed. They are designed to blink when you need to insert and remove your card. So far that is hard for them to get the timing of that built into their machines. I have heard of some BofA machines getting skimmed but it was because no one was looking for the lights.
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