Reader Andrew noticed this picture of an an incredibly high-end professional ATM skimmer that is virtually undetectable.
Skimmers are devices scammers mount ATMs which harvest your credit and debit card information.
The picture appears in Local.de and is of a skimmer that was found over in Germany. You can see that there is an entirely fake PIN plate that was mounted to the ATM. The crooks had also mounted a fake card reader on top of the real one. All the external facing parts are made from real pieces of ATM equipment, making them almost impossible to detect.
It’s not a bad idea to quickly scan ATMs before you use them and pull on the card reader slot to make sure it’s not a skimmer. If it is, it will come off the ATM in your hands.
New campaign to combat ATM fraud launched [TheLocal.de] (Thanks to Andrew!)