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Slovenská Sporiteľňa compensates victims of skimming

THE COUNTRY'S biggest bank is assisting clients who were victims of skimming in late March.

THE COUNTRY'S biggest bank is assisting clients who were victims of skimming in late March.

The bank has compensated most of the clients for what was stolen from them, the Hospodárske Noviny financial daily wrote.

Skimming occurs when a card's data is copied by a gadget installed at an ATM and the pin code is recorded by a camera.

"Tens of cards were abused," Štefan Frimmer, the bank's spokesperson, told the Sme daily.

Police have not detained any suspects so far. Security cameras show only one ATM in the centre of Bratislava was targeted.

Slovenská Sporiteľňa has already run a check of all its ATMs and is continuing to monitor them.
This is the second attack on accounts held at Slovenská Sporiteľňa. In March, hundreds of its clients received a phishing scam that looked to be an official e-mail warning them that their accounts had been blocked and would remain so unless certain personal data was submitted.

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