There are a number of different methods used by criminals in South Africa to commit this offence but in the majority of cases it involves distraction and confusing the victim as they attempt to use the cash machine. ATM scammers tend to work in a team and their intention is to engage and then attempt to expose the PIN code of the card the victim is using at the cash point.
Whatever method the criminals are using, a hidden camera, a skimming device or card traps, the organised team involved will be near to the ATM and will be watching your transaction. So always pay attention to your surroundings and be alert – look out for loiterers.
How to avoid being scammed at an ATM machine
What to do if you have been involved in a scam (or attempted scam) at an ATM machine
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