Skimmers in bank doors

Bank door card swipe

After hours, swiping your bank card through the reader (at left) unlocks doors (at right) allowing access to ATMs in the bank’s locked foyer.

Ever use an ATM at a bank after hours? Was it inside a locked vestibule, where you had to swipe your bank card to unlock the door to enter the antechamber?

Chase Bank branches in and around Las Vegas have found card skimmers on their doors, enabling thieves to capture bank card info without tampering with the ATM at all. At the cash machines, all the thieves need are pinhole cameras to record the PINs.

And of course, alone and private in a locked bank foyer, who shields his PIN as it is poked onto the keypad?

Very clever thieves. Expect to find this latest technique at a bank near you.

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Skimmers and credit card fraud.

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