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Would You Have Spotted this ATM Fraud?

March 25, 2010

The stories I’ve written on ATM skimmers — devices criminals sometime attach to bank money machines to steal customer data — remain the most popular at Krebs on Security so far. I think part of the public’s fascination with these devices is rooted in the idea that almost everyone uses ATMs, and that it’s entirely possible to encounter this quiet, unassuming type of crime right in very neighborhoods in which we live. Indeed, police in Alexandria, Va. — just a couple of miles to the East of where I live — recently were alerted to the skimmer found on an ATM at a Wachovia Bank there.