LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles authorities are warning the public about an emerging trend of so-called shoulder surfing crimes targeting people using ATMs.
Officials say thieves loiter near an ATM and watch a customer enter their PIN number. When the customer leaves, the thieves quickly approach the ATM, re-enter the PIN before the system logs out, and then withdraw cash.READ MORE: Authorities Arrest Suspect Involved In Pursuit Of Suspected Stolen Vehicle, Possible DUI
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Thursday announced the filing of two criminal cases involving “shoulder surfing” in the San Fernando Valley.READ MORE: Californians Could Soon Be Fined For Using Too Much Water
Authorities say customers should wait at the ATM until the system has logged out, and any fraud should be reported to police, not just the bank.MORE NEWS: USC Student Second of Three Confirmed Omicron Cases In LA County
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