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Two Bulgarian Arrested for ATM Card Skimming in Bali

Two Bulgarian Arrested for ATM Card Skimming in Bali

Bali police arrested two Bulgarian citizens, Boris Georgiev and Marian Bogidarof Serafinoff on Saturday (16/9) for allegedly installing skimming equipment onto an ATM in the Lovina area.

Thousands of ATMs Go Down in Indonesia After Satellite Problems

Thousands of ATMs Go Down in Indonesia After Satellite Problems

Thousands of ATMs and electronic card payment machines in Indonesia went offline over the weekend, and it might take two more weeks before full service is restored, after an outage from a satellite belonging to state-controlled telecom giant PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom).

Two Foreign Tourists Arrested on Suspicion of ATM Crime in Bali

Two Foreign Tourists Arrested on Suspicion of ATM Crime in Bali

Police have taken two Bulgarians into custody at the Sukawati Police Precinct on suspicion of their involvement in an effort to rob money from a Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) ATM located at the Coco Mart in Batubulan, Sukawati in the early hours of Saturday, June 25, 2016.

5 Signs Your ATM Card Has Been Tampered With

5 Signs Your ATM Card Has Been Tampered With

It’s the stuff of every card owner’s nightmares, but the grim reality is millions of dollars are skimmed from ATMs by fraudsters around the world every year. The regional head for Bali and Nusa Tenggara OJK (Financial Services Authority) is warning the public against the dangers of ATM fraud in Bali, especially in ATMs away […]

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

How to Spot and Avoid Credit Card Skimmers

Skimmers are are essentially malicious card readers that grab the data off the card’s magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals so that they can harvest data from every person that swipes their cards. The thief has to come back to the compromised machine to pick up the file containing all the stolen data, but with that information in hand he can create cloned cards or just break into bank accounts to steal money. Perhaps the scariest part is that some skimmers don’t prevent the ATM or credit card reader from functioning properly.