Barbadians should use ATM’s in areas where traffic is heavy

Police issued a warning image of what seems to be a pair of foreign scammers trying to make illegal withdrawals, this freeze frame from a bank’s surveillance video then rapidly made the rounds of social media…

Although their nationalities are unknown, according to Assistant Superintendent Jefferson Clarke (blue shirt), nevertheless he urged Bajans to continue their daily routines like normal yet exercise a bit more caution when using any ATM.

Although their nationalities are unknown, according to Assistant Superintendent Jefferson Clarke (blue shirt), nevertheless he urged Bajans to continue their daily routines like normal yet exercise a bit more caution when using any ATM.

ASP Clarke acknowledged there are technology scams where an ATM is altered in such a way the crooks can gain your password by your simple usage of a machine, it’s called a sleeve. It copies the data as you push in your card and stores it for copying later on…

Some cloning ATM’s appear obvious in their purpose, while others can be as realistic as if they were approved by a bank, but these skimmers are more likely set in places where customers are few and far, not when there are many users around – so ASP Clarke says to go to ATM’s where there is high visibility.

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