Crazy ATM Scam

Bank ATMs Converted to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

A team of organized criminals is installing equipment on
legitimate bank ATMs in at least 2 regions to steal both the
ATM card number and the PIN. The team sits nearby in a car
receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends
and evenings from equipment they install on the front of the
ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do
not use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank
using the 800 number or phone on the front of the ATM.

The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and
PIN is cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment.
A “skimmer” is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot
that reads the ATM card number and transmits it to the
criminals sitting in a nearby car.

At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a
leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM
PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw
thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly
from the bank ATM.

Pics of this equipment and how it is installed here: