ATM skimming, capturing card holder’s card information by way of devices often attached to or placed around an ATM while they use the machine, has been slow to catch on the U.S. But Chicago thieves have been catching up.
Police are confirming media accounts of two ATM thieves which made off with $70,000 from a bank ATM after they attached a device to the machine to record card data and used a camera to record a card holder’s personal identification numbers as they punched them in.
The bank declined to comment on the theft other than to confirm that the Secret Service had been notified as well as the police. The Secret Service did not comment. Media reports said the two were caught on surveillance cameras placing the device and then returning to collect it and use the data to make the withdrawals.
See how the scam works: http://www.utexas.edu/police/alerts/atm_scam/