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Dominicans involved in ATM scam in Kuwait

Kuwait City.- Over 400 people have reportedly had their accounts hacked in an automatic teller machine scam in Kuwait City, a crime that involves Bulgarians and Dominicans.

According to the website arabianbusiness.com, the majority of the 428 victims had used the same machine but only became aware that money had been taken from their accounts weeks later.

Even though the authorities have not disclosed how much money was stolen, they said that security footage showed a small scanning device had been attached to the ATM, which enabled the hackers to scan the card information and personal identification number (PIN) of the victims.

The information was then sent to the Dominican Republic, where is believed a fellow scammer used the details to create fake cards and withdraw money from ATMs. The hackers are believed to include three Bulgarians who were in Kuwait on visit visas, arabianbusiness.com reported.

Source: DT

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Last updated December 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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