SECURITY ALERT: ATM. ________________________________ Message from a Banker
A very useful tip while withdrawing funds from an ATM.
Press ‘cancel’ button twice before inserting the card. If anyone has set up the key pad to steal your PIN code, this will cancel that set up.
Please make it a habit and part of every transaction that you make.
Please share with those about whom you care.
Thanks for that tip.
A few years ago, the police told me that it was always best to use an ATM at a bank as they have CCTV on everyone that uses it, but I’m not sure if that is still the case.
I know we have an ex banker as a member, maybe he knows if all ATM’s now have cameras?
ironically said equipment to scan cards illegally is extremely easy to purchase and 100% legal .
the card clone machines are used to create backup cards for companies .
and pressing cancel twice does nothing , infact the machine near me no button will work apart from beep but then informs you to insert your card .
the other one is the contactless cards , you can easily obtain the app for apple or android and happily walk around with a laptop in a bag or a phone and take peoples card details.
and the one thing i did learn recently , the electronic cards hotels give you have ALL your details on them .
bank details ,
some times even home address , the guy that was talking about it said this was in case you caused any damage to property or in the room it was just charged to your card .