There’s nothing worse than the thought of being filmed and scammed while getting money out of an ATM.
However, an off-duty police officer recently came across a hidden camera that could be used for exactly that, and is now warning others.
It’s not easy to spot, but if you look closely at the receipt dispenser on the ATM above, you’ll see a small camera which is designed to record your PIN numbers.
Unbeknown to many ATM users, this little device could be helping fraudsters steal thousands of dollars from people’s bank accounts.
After making this worrying discovery, the officer is now warning others to be cautious when using ATMs and has offered tips on what to look out for.
“This is why it is so important to #CoverYourPin when taking out cash,” the officer tweeted.
As well as sneaky cameras, fraudsters can also use skimmers that are designed to copy the information on the magnetic strip of your card.
These are also easily missed as they sit nicely over the top of the card slot and made to look like a normal part of the machine.
So now more than ever, make sure to take a closer look at an ATM before you use it and ALWAYS be sure to cover the pin pad when you enter your PIN.