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January 29, 2004

Hold Onto Your Wallet

It’s amazing that it’s taken this long. Gangs of criminals are stealing ATM card numbers and PIN number right from your Bank’s ATM machine. With a card skimmer installed over the card slot and a hidden camera in a stack of brochures, they just wait in a nearby parked car to capture your data over wireless.

Posted by distler at January 29, 2004 1:48 PM

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Re: Hold Onto Your Wallet

Unfortunately, the page to which you linked doesn’t offer solutions or suggestions to avoid this scheme. This issue was covered at snopes.com, with some history and advice: “Good advice would be to get into the habit of using the same ATM for almost all of your transactions so as to better recognize when something is different with the machine. Be wary of any changes you see on its outside. If it’s affixed to a bank, walk in and ask why the changes were made.”

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