5 Ways Thieves Capture Your ATM Pin And How To Prevent It

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There are about 5 ways that card pins are stolen at an ATM. Here are some signs to watch out for:

  1. False fronts on the cover of an ATM.
  2. Card “skimmers” - devices that are usually attached to the card reader slot and can steal your bank info.
  3. A “Lebanese loop,” - small devices are usually made out of plastic and have a small barb on the back to hold your card into the machine allowing thieves to access your info.
  4. Hidden cameras, be on the lookout for cameras that could record your pin keystrokes or other sensitive information
  5. ATM number pad overlays- these keyboards can be laid on top of the actual ATM keypad to gather your pin code.
 

A few ways to keep your PIN code and bank info safe is to change your password often, protect your pin with your hand at the ATM and never choose a pin based on personal info like your birthday or address.

Nina Chantele

Nina Chantele

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