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Thread #111854   Message #2766097
Posted By: GUEST,Helen, cookieless
14-Nov-09 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Vue BSL Ltd - Warning - fraudulent charges
Subject: RE: BS: Vue BSL Ltd - Warning - fraudulent charges
Hi all,

Recently there were some articles on Australian news about ATM card skimming, and a major international operation was intercepted within the last month or so when card skimming devices were found by Australian Customs, being imported into the country.

Did any of you use the ATM machine on the same day that you were at the cinema? Or can you link use of an ATM machine to the fraudulent transactions?

Here is a link to recent Australian ABC news items about ATM card skimming.

http://search.abc.net.au/search/search.cgi?query=atm+skimming&collection=abcnews&form=news&num_ranks=20

If you are using an ATM be careful to check whether the machine, specifically the slot where you put your card, appears to have been tampered with, but then again, the thieves would be clever enough to make it look like a normal ATM slot.

Helen