Your common sense prompts you to stay alert while taking out cash from an ATM. It’s not only about watching out for strangers nearby. You also need to pay attention to credibility of the machine that is going to dispense your money. Frauds are everywhere and, no wonder, they tamper with cashpoints, too.
Although a cash machine might look fairly normal, it might have been hacked by frauds altering its functions to stream your money into their pockets. Everything thanks to invisible system hacks or other traps most of us would never notice.
We have got a few examples of risks you might face whenever you take out your cash. You would never believe what the thieves could be up to.
#1 A fake cash point interface
#2 A fake card reader
#3 A hidden camera
#4 A grey box above the display
#5 A fake keyboard
#6 A fake card slot