Mangaluru: ATM 'skimming' attempt – Two accused detained

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (ANK)

Mangaluru Feb 23: Two persons have been detained in connection to the ATM ‘skimming’ attempt at Mangaladevi on February 21.

A CCTV footage went viral on social media, where two people were caught by locals when they tried to escape from an ATM attempting the crime.

Speaking to, DCP Hariram said, “It is a team of 5to 6 people involved in ATM skimming. Two people were caught by locals at Mangaladevi and the police were informed. As per information, they are involved in at least 40 ATM skimming cases. The probe is in its preliminary stage.”

Screengrab of CCTV footage

In the recent days the ATM skimming case are on the rise in the state. In this method, the cheaters fix delicate equipment in ATM machines. Through this equipment, they get details of the cards used in that ATM. They steal information provided therein, create fake cards and withdraw money through the ATMs. This method is known as 'skimming'.


Watch CCTV footage:






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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Feb 25 2021

    Why cant they introduce mobile OTP feature..??

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  • Richard Saldanha, Kundapura/Bengaluru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Some years back I had seen a TV News item that one ATM of SBI in Bengaluru was dispensing cash even if there was no balance in that account! On 18th January 2021 in Times of India Bengaluru edition there was a news item that a Colombian woman had used a device to rig a State Bank Cash Deposit Machine to such an extent that she could take out Rs. One Lakh by entering Rs.1,000/- as withdrawal amount (from someone else's account!). I was just wondering if SBI ATMs are more vulnerable than others. This is something which needs investigation thoroughly.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    before inserting the card... feel the card slot above and below to look for any extra fittings... before typing the PIN, do the same thing to make sure there is no camera or any other gadget fitted to record key strokes... keep changing your ATM pin periodically.... have two accounts one with ATM card and another without being linked to ATM card... keep small balance in the account with ATM card... refill this account periodically with small amounts from the account which does not have ATM card...

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021


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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    SBI not bothered about their ATM... I got 'skimming attempt warning" at one of their ATMs... I went inside told an officer about... she was least bothered and busy in gossipping with a lady customer... she told me to talk to an attender in this matter... if you have used this ATM, pls change your PIN immediately...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    High Inflation & Unemployment ...

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  • shail, udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    3G scam, 4G scam , Commonwealth scam are also high inflation : :)

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Jossey S.Mumbai,no Jossey,it is not unemployment but easy money without working.There is work if one wants .Only have to take trouble ,ready to work hard.Here you get without backpain,without sweating someones hard earned money ,and a good amount too.can only call Ra.... or goondas.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    This is one of the skill after the Government at the center 2014 onwards announced skill India.

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  • Sangram Sangam, Kundapur

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Hope you may aware of Lakhs of crores looted by Politician

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Sangram thats called Make In India

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  • shail, udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    What about 2013 ATM attack on Bangalore .. ? CONGRESS Kill india .. ?

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Hats off to the alert public who managed to catch the culprits red handed.

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Very much so, Anand. Tragic is that the entire Police Force of Mangalore is occupied to protect one CM from the North, visiting Karnataka. At such times it's obvious for the skillful gangs to take advantage of the freedom.

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  • Shobakka, Udupi

    Tue, Feb 23 2021

    Any way, salutes to Locals to catch hold of the culprits.

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