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Gang of ATM Thieves Including a European Caught in Islamabad

FIA has successfully caught a gang who were involved in committing ATM fraud at various locations throughout the Islamabad. Among these arrested individuals a Romanian citizens was also involved.

According to the Police, this gang who were found with 130 ATM credit cards, with up to 1000 fake ATM cards, a camera and a laptop which they used to carry out their malicious activities.

ATM Skimmers in Pakistan

According to the police that this gang has almost stolen billion of Pakistani rupees from the citizens in the capital city, the police has also added, that these malicious attackers were looking to fly back to their country with these stolen money from ATMs.

This is not surprising; many other cases were found earlier where foreign nationals were involved in such a cybercrimes activities. Just this year, two Chinese individuals who were red handed found guilty for ATM skimming. They have faced one year imprisonment and a fine of over 50,000 each.


ATM skimming is basically a technique which is used by malicious guys to record your debit / credit / master cards details as well as the PIN code you use for withdrawing your money from ATMs.

These scammers use a devices front of the ATM card reader and the camera above your PIN keyboard to track your PIN code.

Some of these malicious guys use a hidden camera to record everything in a real time. In fact, they change everything in the ATM to make you fool.

In order to use ATM, one must make sure to inspect the terminal before using it. Try to shake the card reader where you put your card into, and also hide your keyboard PINs that you type in. If you sense anything unusual about the ATM, it’s better to trust your gut and avoid it altogether. Make sure to inform the bank officials as soon as possible.

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