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Bank clients robbed via ATM

A new banking fraud is the subject of report in the Sme daily on May 7. It describes the latest case of misuse of payment cards belonging to Slovenská Sporiteľňa clients, by a method known as skimming. Offenders installed skimming equipment in an ATM machine in the centre of Bratislava. This allowed them to read data from the cards’ magnetic strips and, via a mini-camera placed above the ATM keyboard, to record their PIN codes. This provided the thieves with enough information to allow them to make duplicate cards. Dozens of payment cards were thereby cloned. Thieves used them to withdraw money from ATM machines abroad. Slovenská Sporitelľňa has contacted the clients whose payment cards might have been copied and exchanged them for free. Most affected clients have already been refunded money lost through the scam. SITAb>Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reportsThe Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

A new banking fraud is the subject of report in the Sme daily on May 7. It describes the latest case of misuse of payment cards belonging to Slovenská Sporiteľňa clients, by a method known as skimming. Offenders installed skimming equipment in an ATM machine in the centre of Bratislava. This allowed them to read data from the cards’ magnetic strips and, via a mini-camera placed above the ATM keyboard, to record their PIN codes. This provided the thieves with enough information to allow them to make duplicate cards. Dozens of payment cards were thereby cloned. Thieves used them to withdraw money from ATM machines abroad. Slovenská Sporitelľňa has contacted the clients whose payment cards might have been copied and exchanged them for free. Most affected clients have already been refunded money lost through the scam. SITA
b>Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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