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Prevention of “Crime against Money Laundering”?!

I got an e-mail recently from a friend of mine and it is worth to be careful all the time – especially when it comes to money matters. A “warning” has been issued, but then I’m not sure whether it was issued by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), but it happened (as can be seen in the following photos).

Well, do take extra care whenever you are going to withdraw your money from the ATM machines next time…


One of the Banks’ ATM “Converted” to Steal IDs of Bank Customers

A team of (internationally?) organized criminals are shown here installing equipment on legitimate bank ATM to steal both the ATM card numbers and the PINs. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they installed on the front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not use the ATM and please report it immediately to the bank management.

The equipment used to capture your ATM card numbers and PINs is cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A “skimmer” is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transmits it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.

At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PINs entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PINs to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

The skimmer

The “special” gadget (a skimmer – a rapid, superficial reader) is being installed on front of existing bank card slot…

Very-very dangerous gadget...

The “gadget” as it appears installed over the normal ATM bank slot (hardly to differentiate, isn’t it!)

A spy camera?! Very-very dangerous one...

The PINs reading camera being installed on the ATM is housed in an innocently looking leaflet enclosure.

Be careful, lah...

The installed camera is now ready to capture PINs by looking down on the keypad as you enter your PINs…


April 8, 2008 - Posted by | 04 Money Talk

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