How to spot a FAKE ATM machine

Some simple steps on how to spot a FAKE ATM machine (applicable worldwide):

  • Look out for glue around an ATM keypad or an ATM reader
  • Run your fingers along the underside of the top of the ATM for any miniature camera holes (only one hole is needed directly over the keypad) or grills
  • Look out for fake ATM readers (this is where you put your card in) where you do not see a flashing entry (i.e. flashing light)
  • Never use an ATM when you see a pamphlet holder next to it – this can often contain a hidden camera (see image)
  • Watch out for ‘Shoulder Surfers’. Use one of your hands as a cover when using an ATM keypad or merchant chip and pin machine
Safe surfing folks!
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