In cases of theft through this ATM, the victims lost money in their accounts, abruptly. Later, Police identify the perpetrator used a device wich called a skimmer.
In this review, I will give you a little information about the skimmer. How does the skimmer work and tricks to avoid from this crime?
ATM thieves do piercing mode by copying or cloning to data from the customer's ATM card.This device called a skimmer. Skimmer is a device magnetic card reader and writer. Skimmer can copy all data from our ATM card and then transfer them to others who are still empty. How it works similar to a duplicating tool of cd writer on a computer that can read a cd containing data, then copy them to another cd which is still empty. Its contents will be exactly the same as the original cd.
Executors are usually put his skimmer devices in the ATM machine. When customers conduct transactions with ATMs that have been infiltrated by a skimmer, this tool will automatically copy all data from the customers' ATM cards. Besides skimmer, the perpetrator also place a hidden small camera to record the pin number of the customer. Cameras are usually placed near the pin suppressor. So, when the customer pressing the pin, will be monitored and recorded automatically.
Already complete. Actors can have the ATM card data from customers as well as pin numbers.Later, he lived easily use the cloned card and pin to drain out the contents of customers' account.
Action piercing using a skimmer device apparently can also be done by means of debit cards at the mall or store that provides a debit payment service. How it works almost the same as the mode adopted in the ATM machines.
So if it is so, how do I avoid it?. Of course we are also not willing to fund in the account suddenly evaporated caused by the perpetrators. There are a few tips that may be followed:
Ways of Avoiding skimmer :
1. Secure your pin number is always
2. Be carefully if you will be used atm machine
3. Never leave your atm card at any time when the engine stalled and would not come out
4. Get used to shop with cash do not believe it with electronic data capture facilities (EDP)