e take ATMs for granted as part of our daily life, but as criminals get more sophisticated, they're more and more inclined to use our comfort around the machines to steal our money and personal information. Fortunately, you can be on the lookout for these scams. These pics via Bored Panda show what you should be on the lookout for below.
Wiggle the ATM.
It sounds funny, but as this police officer shows us, feeling the machine can indicate whether or not there’s a facade over the front that’s stealing your info. Pretty crazy.
Wiggle just the card reader, too.
A fake one can be slipped over the real one, allowing whoever installed it direct access to your card’s info. If the card reader looks loose or “off,” then move on.
Keep an eye out for hidden cameras.
As you might imagine, they can get pretty small, but do your best. The cameras can steal your PIN, allowing thieves access to everything should they obtain your account info.
Fake keypad AND card reader
If you need a refresher on how sophisticated these devices can get, look no further than these four photos. If something feels weird, don’t risk it. Just find another machine.
This grey box.
You might not know every component of an ATM, but be on the lookout for janky additions to the complete housing. They could contain cameras and recording devices as this one does.