According to Secret Service agent Scott Sarafian, "technology is increasing, and it’s becoming somewhat easier to steal money electronically versus by a gun."
From mobile phones to personal computers to medical treatments, new and continually improving technologies are embedded into our lives. Unfortunately, sophisticated technology can also breed crime. ATM skimming, in particular, is becoming more prevalent with sophisticated devices, ranging from hidden cameras to disguised card readers, emerging every day. Jenny Durkan, U.S Attorney for the Western District of Washington and a strong advocate for cyberfraud prevention, says cybercrime is "costing our country billions of dollars."
Check out 3VR’s latest infographic, "What do ATM Skimming Devices look like?" to learn about the different methods used by ATM skimmers today. By becoming familiar with skimming devices, frontline bank employees can fight skimming, foil the ATM thieves’ attempts, and most importantly, protect their customers.