Depth and Breadth of ATM Scam Continues to Astound

Would you like to see something scary?

Google, “office retailer security breach.”

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If you’ve used a debit card at OfficeMax:

1) Change your PIN code right now.
2) Don’t shop there ever again.

If you don’t shop at OfficeMax but have a debit card:

1) Change your PIN code right now.
2) Don’t swipe and punch in your PIN at the shops. Ask to sign a receipt.

The fastest way to change your PIN is to visit your bank and ask them to change it. You can also call them and ask for a mailer, but that’s not a very speedy process.

These thieves walked away with hundreds of thousands of accounts. Just because they might have been stopped in the OfficeMax case (which probably hasn’t happened otherwise it would’ve been announced!), what’s to stop them from striking again?

Especially since they were so successful this time.

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  1. nweaver says:

    3: DON’T USE A DEBIT CARD PERIOD, except at ATMs.

    Use a credit card and pay the balance. The credit card system is even less secure, but posession is 9/10th of the law: the bank has to get the money back from the merchants, you don’t have to get the money back from the bank.

    Also, if you have a debit visa/mastercard (AKA “Visa Check” card), get it replaced with an ATM-only ATM card.