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Video reveals how Chinese fraudsters installed a skimmer on an ATM in Chonburi

 

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A video posted on Facebook shows why you should be vigilant when using an ATM.

 

The video reveals how fraudsters installed a skimmer on an ATM in Chonburi in order to steal card information.

 

The video shows how the device was installed to the inside of a panel on the ATM.

 

The skimmer, which is almost impossible to spot, then records the card details and PIN number of anyone using the ATM.

 

 

On Thursday, Chonburi police released the video as they announced the arrest of two Chinese men who were found to be in possession of 111 fake ATM cards.

 

They were arrested at a room in the Ban Bueng district, where as well as the fake cards, police also discovered a laptop computer, ATM skimming and other devices.

 

Police said the pair entered Thailand on 17 November on tourist visas.

 

Upon questioning police said the pair admitted that the skimming device was a prototype which was being tested in Thailand before it was due to be sold on the black market in China.

 

The arrests came after police were contacted by the team responsible for card fraud prevention at the bank.

 

Source: Manager Online

 

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1 minute ago, fruitman said:

This is why i won't use the atm's in thailand.

Same, nowhere else for that matter.

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25 minutes ago, blackcab said:

Some banks, such as SCB, allow customers to withdraw cash from one of their ATMs without using a card. This is now my preferred method as there is nothing for the skimmers to steal. You also don't have to carry your bank card with you everywhere......

 

Make sure you cover your phone a little bit when you are typing your pin on your phone.  And close out app when you are finished withdrawing.  Maximum security.

 

But it is a nice way to have ATM withdrawal access without having a card (within Thailand).   It also saves time at the ATM. 

 

26 minutes ago, blackcab said:

The downside is you can only use your own bank's machines; you must have internet banking and you must use the bank's mobile app (which means you must have an internet signal a few minutes before you withdraw the cash).

this would be true regardless of the app used.  The app must communicate with the bank somehow.  So you need either wifi or mobile internet connection.

 

Kasikorn bank K+ app also has ability to request 7-eleven withdrawals.   I have not tested it yet though.

 

I do hope that they open cardless withdrawals up to inter-bank requests. With the physical card, you get 3 non-same bank atm withdrawals for free if they are in-province (my experience).

 

In the mean time, the workaround is to transfer funds to the bank account of the bank that has a working cardless withdrawal, and then withdrawal with that bank.  domestic bank-to-bank transfers online are free.

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Two Chinese ATM skimmers arrested in Chon Buri

By THE NATION

 

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Pol Lt Gen Montri Yimyaem, Region 2 Police Commissioner together with officers from Pattaya City police station in Chon Buri province on Thursday (November 21) announced the arrest of Zuo Guobing, 40, and Li Shengxiu, 31, both Chinese nationals, for allegedly using skimming equipment to copy and transfer user data from several ATM machines in the Chon Buri area.

 

A search of the residences of both suspects in Pattaya City found four ATM skimmer sets that are inserted into the card slots to copy user data, two miniature cameras used to capture the user’s PIN while being input into the ATM, and 110 blank ATM cards onto which the suspects said they intended to download stolen data and then use them together with stolen PINs to withdraw the money from victims’ accounts.

 

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“The preliminary investigation revealed that the two suspects arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on November 17 on a visa-free entry stamp,” said Pol. Lt. Gen. Montri. “They also confessed to buying the equipment from an underground website in China and smuggling it into the kingdom in their luggage.”

 

Police said they received information from the Card Fraud Protection Department at Siam Commercial Bank that its ATM had detected foreign equipment being installed. This led to the arrest of two suspects, who after being charged with electronic card forgery, were sent to Pattaya City police station for processing.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30378636

 

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@4evermaat The app unlocks with my fingerprint.

 

SCB also has 7 Eleven withdrawals, but like you I have not tried it.

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I sure I knew why some alleged criminals faces are show and others aren't. Watching morning Thai news so channels have everything blurred. Sometimes its good to show the faces because you may have ran into these people especially if they are foreigner.

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Yeah but I don't think they consider those Chinese guys the same as us bad western expats. I try to always use in the open un obscured ATM's and cover my fingers with my wallet when typing the code in. Nothing is failsafe though. And if you guys thing electronic phone to ATM way is the best, then how do you think cars are stolen with keyless entries. So there will be a way to trap your info someway any way you use it at some time or the other coming up.

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From the video obviously an antique magnetic stripe skimmer.

Maybe even the last loungers will now hurry to their bank and exchange it for a chip card!.

PIN entry still visible with an overhead camera but no known way to copy and do a duplicate.

Overhead camera: that's why you see these signs with the left hand hiding your entry.

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1 hour ago, 4evermaat said:

Kasikorn bank K+ app also has ability to request 7-eleven withdrawals.   

probably won't be able to do it. I tried to do a deposit, at a 7-11, into my own bank account, I had my bank book and passport but was told 'No can, must be Thai person with Thai ID'

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