Paying by card is all the rage, and it's certainly practical. But more people paying by card comes with a price.
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the widespread use of credit cards, and more and more cash machines are being tampered with. Here's what you should look out for:
If you're asked to enter you PIN number at an electronic door-opener. Some banks use electronic door-openers that require your card to enter -but if the machine asks for your PIN you should contact the police, because it's probably been tampered with.
If you are asked to enter your PIN more than once . If you see a request such as “Please enter your PIN number twice,” you should be suspicious. You should also check the machine for any outward signs of tampering, and if you see anything out of the ordinary, contact the police.
If the machine will not give back your card. If this happens and you know you've entered the right PIN number, you should have your bank. – dpa