ATMs are a great way to reduce the amount of cash you have to carry when travelling domestically and internationally. However, modern, sophisticated criminals also prey upon tourists where they can also. A growing scam involves the use of false overlays to the legitimate ATM, which captures your credit card details and if used in conjunction with a camera on the upper frame of the ATM, they can also capture your PIN. Beware of these scams and tricks. Here is a short video of a tourist discovering this well constructed ATM scanner in a European city, teeming with tourists and travellers. Imagine how many people have been scammed before this device was detected by an eagle eye traveller and reported to the authorities? Don’t be a victim, travel smart…safe travels.
These types of devices can be used ANYWHERE….keep your guard up and don’t be caught by these elaborate and effective crimes.