Guardia Civil warn of new ATM scam
Many thieves have specialized in the so-called “false front”, which consists of a simulation of the cashier equipped with cameras to capture the key of the card . This is why it is also recommended to check that there is no evidence of tampering. Of course this also applies all over the world and not just here in Benidorm .
If you have problems with any ATM machine that you think may have been tampered with in any way please contact the bank direct and call 062 or 112.
Things to look for –
and in English –
1 false front capture your key and money
2 bulky card slot may mean there is a skimmer
3 Loose slot, could be fake
4 loose keyboard, could be false
5 pay attention to who is around they may be waiting to use distraction techniques.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND YOU WHEN TAKING MONEY OUT OF ANY ATM MACHINE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
What to do when the ATM does not give you your money?
It may happen that we go to an ATM to withdraw money and after performing the correct banking operation, the machine does not give us the tickets . What to do then?
The Guardia Civil recommends a series of actions such as checking that the slot is not blocked, not trusting “volunteer helpers” and calling the bank . In addition, in no case should you leave the place:
The Civil Guard warnes of the latest ATM fraud using the “Lebanese loop” technique .
The name of the “Lebanese loop” responds, in police jargon, to the method by which criminals keep money from ATMs. To do this, they stick a glue stick to the cashier’s banknote extraction slot and when any customer comes to withdraw cash, the money stays rolled up inside the bar and the machine ends the transaction . The victim does not receive the money that he wanted to subtract, but thinks that it is a technical fault of the cashier and leaves the place . Thus, scammers have a free way to approach the bar with the tickets stuck.
More information on Crime and other Scams to be aware of can be found HERE