Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Hackers on ATM machines

Hi All,
I am sure that you are all very aware now that you need to be more cautious when it comes to using ATM machines. I was going to post this the other day, anyway according to 3news your money is easily scammed. Through the use of the video camera the scammer is caught (I don't think they mentiond his name), but what the criminals do is they put for example, a match stick inside where the money slot is and wait near the machine for the person to come. What happens is when the person pushes in thier pin numbers their would be a message error, making them the money is not coming out, then they would go into the bank to report that their account is not working, while this is happening the hacker quickly opens the money slot remove the toothpick or match stick and the money would automatically come out. TV 3news also mentioned something like it is best to wait atleast 30seconds because the money will come out, those who already pinned in thier numbers didn't wait and assumed thier is something wrong with thier account or the machine. This is where the hackers benefit and grab the money because after 30seconds and the match stick is not removed then the money would still remain in the account and access is denied. Therefore, just be aware who is around you when you are using the ATM machines and double check things with your account.

4 Comments:

At 8:38 PM, Blogger Childfree! It could have been so simple! said...

Just on a lighter note. Is this actually hacking or just 'good' old-fashioned robbery?

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger Rebecca_emma said...

I'd be hacked off in anybody did that to me...

Sad. That was one sad joke.

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger aye002 said...

sorry wrong use of the term hacking is not the word I'm wanting

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger aye002 said...

mind block

 

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