The latest on ATM skimming

Jan 18 2010

I had no idea these crooks had gotten this sophisticated…. yikes!

Pictured below is whatโ€™s known as a skimmer, or a device made to be affixed to the mouth of an ATM machine and secretly swipe credit and debit card information when bank customers slip their cards into the machines to pull out money. Skimmers have been around for years, of course, but thieves are constantly improving them, and the device picture below is a perfect example of that evolution.

This particular skimmer was found Dec. 6, 2009, attached to the front of a Citibank ATM in Woodland Hills, Calif. Would you have been able to spot this?

Would You Have Spotted the Fraud?

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