ATMs, avoid purchases on these sites: they clone the cards

The risk of cloning an ATM is quite widespread. In addition to physical scams, via counter or Pos, online ones proliferate


the scams through the Internet to steal personal data, the password of the AT Mand clearing of current accounts are also called techniques of Phishingis fishing. The technique is to bet on the job, sooner or later someone takes the bait. And with new technologies, it is not very difficult.

Note that on January 13, 2018, with the entry into force of a new European regulation, I consumers member countries are better protected in case of fraud, theft, cloning or loss of the card and unauthorized purchase. So a good tip is to monitor ATM transactions, perhaps through the free home banking app, which she sends push notifications at each operation. This makes it easier to see if the ATM has been cloned.

ATMs, how to avoid online scams


A press release fromNational Consumers Union gives important advice to users on how to avoid ATM scams. Concretely, the advice on the front of the purchase on the Internet evolves on several fronts. Above all, when shopping on the Internet, you should always check the reliability of e-commerce sites and sellers (by reading reviews posted by users).

It is also important to ensure that these sites use the HTTPS protocol (HyperText Transfer Protocol over Secure Socket Layer) recognizable by the presence of a locked padlock in the address bar of the browser used. Otherwise, avoid the operation: it can be a trap. In addition, purchases must be made using devices considered safe and non-public Wi-Fi networks but private.

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It is preferable to pay by credit card or paypal and never to communicate references or other personal data by email. Also beware of Suspicious emailssuch as those asking to reset the password to access home banking services or social networks (this is the widespread phenomenon of phishing).

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In addition: never reply or follow instructions by text message, even if they apparently come from the real number of your bank (which will never call its customers from the free numbers) and will never give passwords, access codes and the like over the phone.