Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) managed to stop card skimming activities happen after the bank reacted swiftly to evidences of the latest card skimming and tampering activities at one of its Automated Teller Machines (ATM) locations, the Borneo Post reported. BIBD has lodged a police report to the Royal Brunei Police Force for further investigation. The Brunei Association of Banks has also been informed to ensure that all respective banks are also put on high alert.
The latest card skimming device found by BIBD was installed on top of an already installed anti-skimming device, to override the current anti-skimming precautions in place and making the card slot looking rather bulky than usual. Cameras were also installed above the numerical keypad to record sensitive information such as customers’ PIN numbers.
by Terry Brown