Beware – Cloned ATM cards in Delhi

State bank of India, Delhi witnessed cloned ATM cards. They promised to refund the money to the affected customers. They request the customers to report the suspicious transactions to the home branch to get the refund.

SBI’s Tweet

SBI tweet screenshot

As per their official tweet on twitter, Various cases have been reported on Delhi about the cloned ATM cards. They mentioned that the compromise has happened on another banks’s ATM. As already said, they promised to refund the amount to the affected customer, which will be processed as per the procedure.

Cloned ATM cards – Safety Measures

cloned ATM cards

SBI released certain guidelines to its customer as a safety measure to safeguard themselves from these kinds of troubles.

some important points are,

  1. They advised to frequently alter the PIN number of the ATM debit card, which may be an age-old advice, but must to be followed.
  2. They recommended covering the keypad while entering the PIN with another hand.
  3. The most common mistake of keeping the date of birth or anniversary as a pin, helps the fraudsters to easily steal the money. So, they requested to avoid these practices.
  4. They also recommended their customers to follow social distancing inside the ATM Kiosk, that is, they requested to follow one person at a time rule.

The above mentioned are major recommendations mentioned by the SBI in their tweet.

Caution

As per other recent happenings, fraudsters installs a device above the keypad, which records the data entered during the transactions and a card reading device at card port which reads the card sim based chip, from which they can clone the card. They, with the help of technology, stealing money from various bank accounts without even getting caught.

But with proper precautions and following the guidelines issued by the bank, we can definitely prevent ourselves from these cloned ATM cards and other similar frauds.

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