Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Scamming the ATM machine

On Monday we talked about different crimes people commit using computers (phishing, spamming, creating viruses, etc.). Somebody mentioned ATM scamming and Kay came up with a nice video about it. THANK YOU, Kay. Check it out. Did you know your magnetic cards can be cloned so easily?

6 comments:

kay raplenovich said...

You all told me in class that a scam was done through the Mercur. Do you think this was the way they got the customer's information? I don't think I have ever really noticed if an ATM looks different than I expect, I am afraid that I would be one of those customers who would get caught unaware. Now I will be more cautious.
Kay

Nina Liakos said...

I almost never get cash from ATMs anyway, and this video makes me want to do it even less! I've shared it with my students and colleagues. Thanks for the warning!

Igor P said...

I think the scam was done in the back office .. like separate PC connected to the POS terminal. It is too complicated to do something to classical POS terminal at the cash desk without that it would be noticed....

Who knows...

Igor P

Igor P said...

I was just informed my wife’s father was a victim of the Merkur's scam.
He used his bank card just once......that once on POS pay system at Merkur’s cash desk.

SueAnn said...

I got some warning mails with stories and pictures about the same subject a couple of years ago and I must say I always think of them when I find myself in front of an ATM machine. I always pay attention to their appearance. But then... there is always some new way of getting robbed of money... so, let’s try to stay prudent.

Nina said...

Hi Saša and students,
It's nice you have been discussing vital problems here. The blog is of great value to learn and teach. Good job, Saša.

The best of luck to all of you.

With warmest regards,
Nina Lyulkun from Ukraine