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Sydney Morning Herald: Plot to rip-off ATM users revealed

Jonathan Pearlman reports on how thieves used a device attached to a Sydney ATM to copy more than 100 cards.

The thieves copied the information contained on the cards’ magnetic strips using a matchbox-sized machine fitted beneath the card-entry slot of a St George ATM in King Street, Newtown.

St George’s fraud investigators believe the device was attached to the ATM for no more than an hour at a time and that customers were filmed entering their pin-numbers using a camera placed nearby. Some customers reporting the theft to police recalled seeing the device.

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