ATTENTION, PLEASE … !!!
Lately, a lot of tourists have been victim of scanning atm card in Bali, this is not new, people has to be very careful when they take money from the ATM.ATM skimming is like identity theft for debit cards: Thieves use hidden electronics to steal the personal information stored on your card and record your PIN number to access all that hard-earned cash in your account. That’s why skimming takes two separate components to work. The first part is the skimmer itself, a card reader placed over the ATM’s real card slot. When you slide your card into the ATM, you’re unwittingly sliding it through the counterfeit reader, which scans and stores all the information on the magnetic strip.
However, to gain full access to your bank account on an ATM, the thieves still need your PIN number. That’s where cameras come in – hidden on or near the ATMs, tiny spy cameras are positioned to get a clear view of the keypad and record all the ATM’s PIN action. Always pay attention to objects mounted on the ATM or located close by. A pinhole or off-color piece of plastic could give away the camera’s hiding place. Cameras could even be hidden in brochure racks.
As with most scams the answer is to ‘be aware’. If you notice anything suspicious use a different ATM machine. And always cover your fingers when you enter your PIN so the camera can’t pick up your number.
If you want to get to the ATM, while at the ATM there is a sticker with the No. Call Mandiri. Tel 02133131777, canceled only and do not put the first card in the ATM. Try to unplug the stickers, sticker because it canrecordyour PIN, also contains a program to drain your account balance.
This is to warn you that if you happen to be in a Mandiri ATM please do not make any transaction if you see the sticker with this phone number as this machine has been tampered with and you could lose your card and money..