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Old 06-16-2017   #1 (permalink)
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ATM hacked at MEGA.....beware....

My friend that was down with me, but left Monday, just called, her ATM/ bank account was hacked for $200 US from the HSBC machine, upstairs at MEGA grocery, on Ave 30....when she called, I checked online to look at my account, they hit me on the same date for $29.79, $58.05, and $208.74.....beware....that was the ONLY place we used our debit cards....we were there Friday, June 9, the charges just showed up today.
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My friend that was down with me, but left Monday, just called, her ATM/ bank account was hacked for $200 US from the HSBC machine, upstairs at MEGA grocery, on Ave 30....when she called, I checked online to look at my account, they hit me on the same date for $29.79, $58.05, and $208.74.....beware....that was the ONLY place we used our debit cards....we were there Friday, June 9, the charges just showed up today.
Does your card have a chip . Just curious.
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Her card does, my card does not.
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My friend that was down with me, but left Monday, just called, her ATM/ bank account was hacked for $200 US from the HSBC machine, upstairs at MEGA grocery, on Ave 30....when she called, I checked online to look at my account, they hit me on the same date for $29.79, $58.05, and $208.74.....beware....that was the ONLY place we used our debit cards....we were there Friday, June 9, the charges just showed up today.
Have you ever used your cards anywhere else - either brick and mortar or on-line? Ever? Anywhere?

Last time my account was compromised, a quick glance would have suggested Mexico. After spending a stupid amount of time digging and researching, it was undoubtedly from an Amazon purchase. The descriptive charges on my statement were cleverly disguised.
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I've never used this debit card online. At home in stores, all the time. The 3 charges on mine were made in Mexico, according to my account information online.
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Have you ever used your cards anywhere else - either brick and mortar or on-line? Ever? Anywhere?

Last time my account was compromised, a quick glance would have suggested Mexico. After spending a stupid amount of time digging and researching, it was undoubtedly from an Amazon purchase. The descriptive charges on my statement were cleverly disguised.
Amazon???? thats good information
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My friend that was down with me, but left Monday, just called, her ATM/ bank account was hacked for $200 US from the HSBC machine, upstairs at MEGA grocery, on Ave 30....when she called, I checked online to look at my account, they hit me on the same date for $29.79, $58.05, and $208.74.....beware....that was the ONLY place we used our debit cards....we were there Friday, June 9, the charges just showed up today.
Where did they get her $200, an ATM in Mexico or outside the country? I just had my debit card hacked for several hundred dollars.
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Corrupt ATM Workers Planting Card Skimmers

Check out this article:

Tracking a Bluetooth Skimmer Gang in Mexico — Krebs on Security

It's a few years old, but probably as relevant today as it was then.
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Check out this article:

Tracking a Bluetooth Skimmer Gang in Mexico — Krebs on Security

It's a few years old, but probably as relevant today as it was then.
That article was a bunch of nonsense, and never was relevant. The author evaluated a bunch of ATM's, all of which were in remote locations and of the free-standing third party variety. None were in banks, bank foyers, grocery stores, or airports. The readers were never told that until the last couple of paragraphs.
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She had 1 charge to somewhere in Bogata, Columbia. I had a total of 9 fraudulent transactions, 5 small ones (less than $55 US) and 3 larger ones to somewhere, also, in Bogata, Columbia. Mine totaled $716 US. Police report filed here this a.m. with a copy to present to my bank upon my return, as per their (my bank's) instruction. The officials at Munipale were very helpful. The Tourista Police, at the bottom of Juarez, was a complete waste of time.
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She had 1 charge to somewhere in Bogata, Columbia. I had a total of 9 fraudulent transactions, 5 small ones (less than $55 US) and 3 larger ones to somewhere, also, in Bogata, Columbia. Mine totaled $716 US. Police report filed here this a.m. with a copy to present to my bank upon my return, as per their (my bank's) instruction. The officials at Municipal were very helpful. The Tourista Police, at the bottom of Juarez, was a complete waste of time.
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Nonsense Article? Really????

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That article was a bunch of nonsense, and never was relevant. The author evaluated a bunch of ATM's, all of which were in remote locations and of the free-standing third party variety. None were in banks, bank foyers, grocery stores, or airports. The readers were never told that until the last couple of paragraphs.
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The article is "nonsense?" Are you crazy? The fact of the matter is that the workers maintaining the ATMs in Mexico can be corrupted. Whether it happens to an ATM inside a bank or grocery store is irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that it DOES HAPPEN. Whether it is now or in the future, you need to be careful. If nothing else, the article amply demonstrates that one should not be using ANY ATM outside of a bank.

You mention that the article states that the ATM skimming only happened at remote locations or "free-standing" ATMs. Despite this, we have a person (the author of this post) claiming that it happened in a reputable grocery store!

Is this useless, "nonsense" information, too?

Visitors, expats, etc., need to check their ATM cards frequently both during their trip and after. If you live here, ONLY do ATM banking INSIDE a bank.
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WaterRat,

The article is "nonsense?" Are you crazy? The fact of the matter is that the workers maintaining the ATMs in Mexico can be corrupted. Whether it happens to an ATM inside a bank or grocery store is irrelevant. The fact of the matter is that it DOES HAPPEN. Whether it is now or in the future, you need to be careful. If nothing else, the article amply demonstrates that one should not be using ANY ATM outside of a bank.

You mention that the article states that the ATM skimming only happened at remote locations or "free-standing" ATMs. Despite this, we have a person (the author of this post) claiming that it happened in a reputable grocery store!

Is this useless, "nonsense" information, too?

Visitors, expats, etc., need to check their ATM cards frequently both during their trip and after. If you live here, ONLY do ATM banking INSIDE a bank.
No.
I don't know.
Is Mexico safe?
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No.
I don't know.
Is Mexico safe?
Ask stevebalt. He knows
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Ask stevebalt. He knows
Hope the guy makes it to Playa some day.
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