A man on trial for allegedly stealing large sums of cash from an ATM on the Indonesian resort island of Bali fled from court Tuesday by climbing out of a toilet window, police said.
North Kuta Police managed to secure two foreigners suspected of card skimming at one ATM located in Canggu Mart, Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu, Bali.
Three Peruvian nationals have been apprehended in Jakarta in a joint operation conducted by police in Sidoarjo and Denpasar, Bali, as quoted from Bali Discovery.
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.
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 […]
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.