Jan 15 2009
Most of the ATM skimmers I’ve read about are reasonably easy to detect if you’re paying attention. Things like a cover that goes over the existing face of the ATM and contains a card reader and some memory. But this one’s a new twist on the theme; the reader itself is just a small frame of plastic that wirelessly transmits the scanned card information to a ‘speaker’ a couple of feet away that also contains a video camera to capture your PIN while it’s at it. This set up has been blamed for ten’s of thousands of dollars lost and I have to wonder how many others like it there are around the area. If nothing else, watch the short video for the suggestions at the end for protecting yourself when using an ATM. Found on Threat Level.