Fake ATM Front

Thanks to the internet, people are becoming more familiar with traditional card skimmers, but thieves have taken things to the next level with entirely fake machine fronts. Simply put, there are legitimate-looking machine covers that consist of a disassembled laptop with the screen facing outward – powered by two large batteries – that attempt to steal your information. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

Fake ATM Machine
Fake ATM Machine
Fake ATM Machine
Fake ATM Machine
Fake ATM Machine

“I don’t imagine it would be easy to simply walk away from a cash machine unnoticed while holding a giant fake ATM, and a wireless component would let the skimmer scammers offload any stolen data even after their creations were seized by the authorities,” reports Krebs on Security.