In the world today it’s becoming more and more difficult to trust anyone or anything. Where we once thought surely our banks were safe that isn’t always the case. Not too long ago this was prominently featured in the news. What a criminal would do is mount a fake face plate over the card reader. This was a secondary card reader that would send information wirelessly to them. Usually the people running the scam would be sitting nearby to receive the information on the card number. As you may guess the flaw was that with atm and debit cards there would also be a pin number needed to access an account. To overcome this they would plant a brochure rack or some other such normal thing with a camera. Placing this with a convenient angle to the pin pad they would be able to also collect your pin without you knowing.
The reason this was such a scare was the simple fact that people often trust their banks to the point of being naive. While the ATM’s may be checked it was not often enough to stop people from being tricked. Another contributing factor was the fact that the skimmer while large was not always easily distinguished from the normal face plate and card reader leading people to often overlook it and think nothing was wrong. When you can’t even trust an ATM it becomes alarmingly clear that people need to try and be more aware of their surroundings or risk losing out to these very well done scams.