ATM theft

Quick concept overview: mag stripe reader mounted on top of the card insert slot (to capture the card data for later duplication) and a hidden camera mounted
on the side (usually in a form / brochure holder) to record PINs. *UPDATE – here is a site that explains it in detail, with photos.

I heard about this technique a while ago, but today was the first time I’d actually heard from someone (a friend I work with) who experienced it. (Lost $2000 from his account in one day). For you Venturan readers, the hacked machine was the B of A ATM by Mervyns/Baja Fresh (but possibly others in the area as well), so you may want to check your balances.

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3 Responses to ATM theft

  1. Nate says:

    How does he know this method was used?

  2. JB says:

    The cops found and removed the device and told him about it.

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