4 scammers setup hidden cameras near ATM to collect account information of at least 20 bank customers, and transferred the money to their US-based account and Romania.
The four suspects – Iosif Rauca, Alexander Dragomir, Gabriel Staicu and Vittoro Tarantino have been arrested in Florida over this scam.
How do you protect yourself? The obvious way of protection is to look around the ATM to see if there are high places where hidden cameras are installed. This is not an easy task though, and most people would dismiss the need to do so as the chances of being scammed is low. Hence the best way is probably to stand as close to the ATM as possible, hoping to block any back view. And, there is nothing wrong using your hands or back to cover the keypad when keying in those precious ATM pin number. Hey, that is your money!