Scamming ATM Cards for Fun and Profit

Scamming ATM Cards for Fun and Profit

It’s a lot easier than you might think for the Ruskies to start vacuuming funds from your account after they steal the account number and PIN codes from Office Max.

OfficeMax says, “No Evidence of Security Breach”

OfficeMax says, “No Evidence of Security Breach”

“Following an extensive review of its security systems, OfficeMax says it has no reason to believe it was the company that suffered the data breach that resulted in thousands of cases of debit card fraud,” in a CNET report pointed to us by reader John.

ATM Scam UPDATE: Crooks Caught!

ATM Scam UPDATE: Crooks Caught!

Rest a little easier, the “Russian Connection” ATM scammers have been captured.

Washington Mutual Unleashes Ill-Timed Debit Card Ads

Washington Mutual Unleashes Ill-Timed Debit Card Ads

That’ll go far. Every time a Russian scammer buys 1000 gross of babushkas using your stolen debit card info, you get three Lincolns!

Many More ATM Attacks Forthcoming

Many More ATM Attacks Forthcoming

“The banking industry is less than halfway through this latest scam, which will continue to affect large numbers of cardholders.”

ATM Hack Fallout

The ATM PIN block attacks has other consequences besides just your money getting siphoned off by scammers 2,000 miles away.

ATM Hack: The Tip of the Iceberg

ATM Hack: The Tip of the Iceberg

Two stories giving some perspective on the ATM break:

Depth and Breadth of ATM Scam Continues to Astound

Would you like to see something scary?

‘The Russian Connection’ ATM Scammers Messed With Texas

‘The Russian Connection’ ATM Scammers Messed With Texas

Here’s a good article on how about 30 people in College Station, TX got hit by thieves operating very similarly to the big ATM scandal we can’t stop talking about. Similarities between these stories and others we’ve posted include:

Consumers with Forced Debit Card Reissues Step Forward

Consumers with Forced Debit Card Reissues Step Forward

More signs point to OfficeDepot/OfficeMax and Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart as being the retailers suspected of letting thousands of customer’s debit cards and PINs to be stolen (see ATM Fraud UPDATE: Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Office Depot Suspected).

ATM Fraud UPDATE: Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Office Depot Suspected

ATM Fraud UPDATE: Wal-Mart, OfficeMax, Sam’s Club, Office Depot Suspected

A new article by ConsumerAffairs.com claims that the Citibank investigation into thousands of stolen debit cards and PINs centers on two 3rd party retailers.

The Office Hax ‘Guarantee’

The Office Hax ‘Guarantee’

ATM Fraud Update

Ok, so hackers snagged possibly up to six figures of people’s debit card info from an unspecified retailer’s security breach. But who? WHO is the retailer stupid enough to let this happen?

Alert! Citibank Scandal Update: It’s Not Just Citibank…

Alert! Citibank Scandal Update: It’s Not Just Citibank…

Here’s what’s up with the Citibank card scandal. There’s an ATM crime wave. Not just Citibank customers but anyone could be at risk.

Citibank’s Statement on the ATM Crisis

Citibank’s Statement on the ATM Crisis

Citigroup spokesperson Elizabeth Fogarty released the following statement to us regarding the ATM crisis:

Citibank’s ATM Crisis Merely Extends “Money Don’t Matter” Campaign

Citibank’s ATM Crisis Merely Extends “Money Don’t Matter” Campaign

Here’s a spoof of Citibank’s hoary “Live Richly” ad campaign, penned by Adfreak’s Tim Nudd.

Massive Citibank Alert: UPDATE

Massive Citibank Alert: UPDATE

EXCLUSIVE: More dirt on the Citibank ATM failures. What happened after we posed as a concerned customer, as well as secret codes for hassling the Citibank public affairs department after the jump…

Massive Citibank Fraud Alert: UPDATE

Massive Citibank Fraud Alert: UPDATE

Citibank may bee trying to keep this huge scandal so under wraps that they haven’t even disclosed it internally, leaving Citibank workers just as clueless as to why many customers can’t access their accounts in Canada, the UK and Russia. Is there a systemic security breach?