19 August 2017
visit www.avoka.com

Card skimmers loot $100,000 from Westpac ATM users

24 May 2007  |  17060 views  |  0 ATM

Australia's Westpac has suspended 900 customer cash cards following the discovery of a skimming device at an ATM in Melbourne.

A Westpac spokesman says the device was discovered after customers using the machine complained of mysterious withdrawals from their accounts. The withdrawals, totalling $100,000, affected approximately 75 customers and have been traced to Toronto in Canada.

Westpac is midway through a programme to equip all of its ATMs with anti-skimming technology from NCR. The 'Jitter' system vibrates the card as it enters the ATM and renders the mag-stripe data unreadable.

The bank has so far installed the technology at 70% of its cash machines nationwide and says incidents of skimming at protected machines has fallen to zero.

Comments: (0)

Comment on this story (membership required)

Finextra news in your inbox

For Finextra's free daily newsletter, breaking news flashes and weekly jobs board: sign up now

Related stories

UK banks hit by card cloning gang; NY police bust skimming ring

UK banks hit by card cloning gang; NY police bust skimming ring

23 April 2007  |  11208 views  |  0 comments
Sainsbury's to invest £3.5 million to counter spike in ATM fraud

Sainsbury's to invest £3.5 million to counter spike in ATM fraud

29 August 2006  |  6631 views  |  0 comments
UK banks rocked by £1 million Chip & PIN card cloning fraud

UK banks rocked by £1 million Chip & PIN card cloning fraud

08 May 2006  |  15928 views  |  0 comments
Fraudsters net NZ$47,000 in New Zealand ATM skimming scam

Fraudsters net NZ$47,000 in New Zealand ATM skimming scam

03 April 2006  |  8195 views  |  0 comments
Lloyds TSB cracks down on ATM fraud with anti-skimming device

Lloyds TSB cracks down on ATM fraud with anti-skimming device

16 March 2006  |  14741 views  |  0 comments
US banks fall victim to large-scale hacking and skimming fraud

US banks fall victim to large-scale hacking and skimming fraud

10 March 2006  |  15712 views  |  0 comments
Westpac bids to thwart keyloggers with onscreen keypad

Westpac bids to thwart keyloggers with onscreen keypad

13 February 2006  |  8101 views  |  0 comments
ATM skimming gang arrested in Australia

ATM skimming gang arrested in Australia

26 September 2005  |  11881 views  |  0 comments
Westpac considering biometric authentication

Westpac considering biometric authentication

16 September 2005  |  8844 views  |  0 comments
NCR unveils anti-skimming device; teams with Bancafe for biometric ATMs

NCR unveils anti-skimming device; teams with Bancafe for biometric ATMs

19 November 2004  |  17998 views  |  0 comments
ATM skimmers go hi-tech down under

ATM skimmers go hi-tech down under

16 July 2004  |  12450 views  |  0 comments
Guilty plea in Australian ATM card skimming case

Guilty plea in Australian ATM card skimming case

12 August 2003  |  6746 views  |  0 comments
Australian Bankers' Association establishes fraud taskforce

Australian Bankers' Association establishes fraud taskforce

10 December 2002  |  4538 views  |  0 comments
Australian police recover first complete ATM skimming device

Australian police recover first complete ATM skimming device

09 December 2002  |  10079 views  |  0 comments
Malaysian crime syndicate behind Australian ATM scam

Malaysian crime syndicate behind Australian ATM scam

19 November 2002  |  5983 views  |  0 comments
Australian banks fall prey to cash card skimmers

Australian banks fall prey to cash card skimmers

12 November 2002  |  7254 views  |  0 comments

Related company news

 

Related company information

NCR

Related blogs

Create a blog about this story (membership required)
download the paper nowvisit www.dorsum.euvisit www.worldpaymentsreport.com

Top topics

Most viewed Most shared
Mobile contactless spending accelerating in UKMobile contactless spending accelerating i...
8523 views comments | 23 tweets | 23 linkedin
Norwegian banks and startups form fintech clusterNorwegian banks and startups form fintech...
7616 views comments | 19 tweets | 23 linkedin
RBS to bring Silicon Valley to EdinburghRBS to bring Silicon Valley to Edinburgh
6775 views comments | 10 tweets | 7 linkedin
hands typing furiouslyWhy Blockchain Might Not Be The Future For...
6296 views 1 | 5 tweets | 3 linkedin
Apple sidelined as Beijing transit system launches payments appApple sidelined as Beijing transit system...
6135 views comments | 11 tweets | 9 linkedin

Featured job

Competitive
London, UK (or flexible)

Find your next job