Two Chinese arrested for ATM skimming in Karachi

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: Police on Wednesday arrested two Chinese nationals when they are doing skimming at ATM of a local bank.

“We have arrested two Chinese nationals and found ATM skimming devices,” told SHO Artillery, Salman Waheed, while talking to The Frontier Post, further adding that police have got further leads.

“We are trying to arrest all members of the ring,” he told.

Earlier, reports said that the arrested foreigners were seen suspiciously doing the rounds of an ATM booth on Karachi’s Abdullah Haroon Road for the past three days.

Citizens took hold of the suspects and handed them over to police. They were moved to Artillery Maidan police station for investigation. SP Saddar Tauqeer Naeem told media that they had come to remove detach skimming devices from the machines.

ATM skimming is can be regarded as identity theft for debit cards. Fraudsters employ different techniques to record your PIN code for accessing the hard-earned money in your account.

In some instances, the schemers stick a fake card-reader on the ATM, while in others they place a fake keypad on the machine to get your PIN code.

Another technique employed in this crime is the use of a hidden camera, which records your PIN code and conveys it to fraudsters.

A few ATM skimmers also change the entire display of the ATM.

SBP reassures bank’s customers that complying with its responsibility of ensuring a smooth and safe payment system it will take every measure in coordination with banks to safeguard the interest of depositors against any fraudulent activity.