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Re: ATM card theft
Reply #2 - 27. Jul 2011 at 19:14
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Well said Eccles , I hope everyone who reads my post is now more aware how easy it is to be compromised , looking on YouTube , not every customer does get reimbursed , I cant praise Pankriti highly enough for being so prompt in returning the money into our account . The skimmers are so clever and devious , it must be almost impossible to tell if the ATM has been rigged
  
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Re: ATM card theft
Reply #1 - 27. Jul 2011 at 17:27
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This is a great help when you have back up with the bank or credit card company by way of a text or telephone call. I have had both my debit and credit card skimmed here in the UK and it is horrible when it happens. I now receive telephone calls checking transactions on my credit card or they decline payment if the company think the transaction is excessive or unusual this can be annoying when you have to ring them to authorise but I would rather they stop anything suspicious on my account not that I use it that much now anyway .
Unfortunately even the ones inside the bank are not always safe from these people, must admit they have some bottle to go inside a bank and fit their bl**dy gismo to the internal ATM's.
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ATM card theft
27. Jul 2011 at 13:25
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Dear friends , two weeks ago I had my debit card "skimmed" , almost certainly at the Pankriti ATM in Almyrida , near Aeraki taverna. I only realised this when I got a mobile prompt from Pankriti Bank asking if I made a withdrawal on a certain date . I contacted the local branch , only to find thieves had skimmed large amounts over two days ! .The good news is Pankriti have re-imbursed our account so we have not lost anything .
As soon as I found the account had been compromised I went to
A.T.E. (Agribank) ,where I have another account
( because I don't like all my Basques in one exit ), to inquire if they have a similar reporting system . They do , and it is called ATM alert , its free and its in English , the bank sends you an Email virtually as soon as any money is taken from the ATM on your account. Their website is in Greek and English , and they also do Internet banking , free but you pay a onetime fee for an extra code .People holding English debit and credit cards will have to rely on their card supplier to be sure they have not been skimmed .It can happen to anyone the thieves are not fussy which bankcard they clone.....
The banks advice was never to use a standalone ATM , always use one on a bank , apparently the machines are kitted with cameras in the bank , and always shield the keys when you tap in your pincode .
YouTube hosts a great number of videos on this problem
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