07 Jan '12, 10am

ATM skimmers: Is this how money went missing from DBS, POSB accounts?

$500,000 went missing from the accounts of 400 DBS Bank and POSB customers recently. STOMPer watchman wonders if ATM skimmers were used in the fraud cases. The STOMPer elaborates: "I know how the DBS ATM fraud happened. it's common in the US. "They install skimmers onto the ATM slot where the card is inserted. People unknowingly put in the their card and the skimmer captures the card details and can still function like a normal ATM. "The thief will then transfer the data to fake cards and withdraw money from other people's accounts at any location." "If you look carefully before inserting your card, you'll notice a protrusion (the attached skimmer). "The first picture shows an ATM skimmer panel about to be fitted directly on top of the real ATM slot. The second and third pictures shows the ATM skimmer fitted over the card insert slot. "Can you tell difference? I suspect Si...

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