ATM card skimmers are still very common. There’s a new web page showing the latest ones found (click here). It’s a very good quality card skimmer, most people wouldn’t be able to tell it’s actually stealing card details. In the photo on the right can you tell which one is the real card reader and which is the skimmer?
Inside the card skimmer it has:
- Electronics to read your bank card’s details
- A camera to record someone typing a PIN
Some other card skimming devices also have a mobile (cell) phone built in, to transmit details to the criminal. This one doesn’t.
So the next time you use an ATM have a good look at the card reader. These things are out there, people get caught out every day.