This is how over 200 Bengalureans found money stolen from their ATM accounts
- Bengaluru residents have been reportedly cheated by a notorious gang striking at the ATMs in the city
- The notorious gang steals the details from debit and credit cards by using SKIMMER device
- More than 200 Bengalureans have lost money to the tune of Rs 10 lakh
Bengaluru residents have been reportedly cheated by a notorious gang striking at the ATMs in the city. The Bengaluru police have warned the people against revealing any details about their debit or credit card and its pin number.
Here is the tweet by Bengaluru police in this regard:
The notorious gang steals the details from debit and credit cards by installing the new hardware technology, said the police. So far, more than 200 Bengalureans have reported incidents of money missing from their accounts to the tune of Rs 10 lakh.
The police have expressed surprise over the development as the gang is successful in operating despite CCTV capturing every movement inside the ATM. Hundreds of people have filed a complaint with the cyber crime department police.
To cite an example, Rajit’s debit card was hacked, and Rs 30,000 has been withdrawn from his account. Rajit is said to have told the police that he had not given his card to anyone, nor has shared the pin number.
Thus you might have the debit card with you, but through SKIMMER the robbers still can withdraw money by hacking the details of your debit card and pin number.
Another complaint stated that a credit card used to make a big purchase. The person whose credit card was used was in for a surprise as to how through SKIMMER they get hold of the information on the One Time Password (OTP). Currently, the Cyber police have joined hands with banks to nab those who use SKIMMER.
SKIMMER is a device that is designed to remove oil floating on a liquid surface. Depending on the specific design they are used for a variety of applications including removing oil from machine tool. The gang tries to get the details of pin number through the fingerprints and puts it to (mis) use.