This video shows an ATM scam in which a thief reprogrammed an ATM to dispense four times the normal amount of money requested. The ATM machine was programmed to “think” it had been filled with $5 bills, not $20 bills.
Nine days passed from the time the ATM was reprogrammed until the theft was discovered. During that time, thousands of dollars were fraudulently taken – by the thief who reprogrammed the machine, and by others who unknowingly used a rigged machine, but kept the extra money without reporting it.
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I am fairly certain that no one reading this would be the kind of person to rig the machine to steal money. But how many people would actually report it and return the money? I would have a hard time walking away knowing I had just taken more money than I should have.
I am interested to read your comments.