Saturday, May 17, 2008

Video Time: Be vigilant when using ATM machines

I've received many briefings from various law enforcement agencies concerning this scam. It is a prevelant in the US as it is in the UK, so please be wary when using ATM machines. The reader in the video is more high-tech than some of the other methods, so also pay attention to those behind you and shield your PIN when entering it. Those without the video camera device will try to capture your PIN by shoulder surfing, watching you enter it from behind.

Not only is the facade card entry point a main method, but there are also smaller card readers that can be attached. These readers will make the card entry point stick out more on one side, so if you notice a reader that is not symmetrical, avoid it, there's usually always another ATM close by.