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Heads up Mar. 5th, 2004 11:48 am
Cash machine scam spreads

Police have warned that the sophisticated electronic scam involving cash-machines is spreading across Wales. The cloning device is made to look like part of a regular ATM.


It hasn't got to London yet but be ready for it - these things are disturbingly well made.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/3535473.stm



Blair: "Now is not the time to err on the side of caution."



And in other news, Awards "industry" vanishes up own arse.

From: djm4
Date: March 5th, 2004 - 03:53 am (Link)
I had something similar happen to me last year at a Lloyds cash machine on Leytonstone High Road. This precise scam may not have hit London, but there are similar, older ones around.
From: swiftangel
Date: March 5th, 2004 - 05:54 am (Link)
There was one near the Hilton Metropole in London that caused a number of Panopticon attendees to lose large sums...
From: duranorak
Date: March 5th, 2004 - 04:29 am (Link)
And in other news, Awards "industry" vanishes up own arse.

I thought before clicking that link that whatever was on the other side of it couldn't possibly surprise me. I was kind of wrong, though. ~sigh~
Oh, the humanity, and that.

E.
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From: deliberateblank
Date: March 5th, 2004 - 07:23 am (Link)
Cash machine scam spreads

The thing that irritates me about these reports are the very vague "be on the lookout for suspicious things" advice they invariably give. Well, duh!

If there are known pieces of equipment that do this, then it might be helpful for the banks or police to put up a series of pictures of the "this is a hack we found in the field; this is what the ATM *should* have looked like once it was removed" variety.
From: giolla
Date: March 5th, 2004 - 07:51 am (Link)
It hasn't got to London yet but be ready for it - these things are disturbingly well made.

Ermm, remarkably similair was removed from a cash point in Liverpool Street station the other week.