Thursday, January 21, 2010

BCA PIN Theft

Holders of ATM Cards issued by Bank Central Asia (BCA) should be extra careful when typing the PIN (Personal Identification Number). Kompas reported that BCA has announced that there have been indications of PIN Theft.

BCA Traces Indications of PIN Theft
Rabu, 20 Januari 2010 | 14:15 WIB
JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Bank Central Asia (BCA) releases an official statement regarding cracked ATMs in Kuta, Bali. For the time being the bank is suspecting them to be criminal action.

"There are indications of PIN theft done through peeping by unauthorized parties while the customers are doing transactions at BCA ATMs in Bali a few weeks ago," said the statement released by BCA's marketing communications PR sub-division.

The statement also mentioned that BCA has taken measures to prevent loss on the customers, however, the measures aren't mentioned in detail. Further information for safe transactions on BCA ATMs can be obtained from Halo BCA at 500 888 or 500 69, or 888 via cell phone.

Besides the cases in Bali, ATM crackings in Jakarta, in November 2007, were also much discussed. It happened to seven BCA customers in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta. The cause and MO of the crime is mainly because the customers forgot to exit the system of non-cash ATMs.

On a non-cash ATM the card is only swiped at the beginning, then the customer must provide the PIN for every transaction. So the thief can queue behind the customer and memorize the PIN. If the person forgot to logout/exit the system then the thief would be able to access the account immediately. (WAH/C17-09)

13 comments:

Liz Lebron said...

Thanks for this information ; here in Puerto Rico we have to be very carefull at the time we use the ATM's for the same reason too; Thanks and Good Blog!

H. Nizam said...

Liz,

Thank you very much for your kind comment and for following my blog on Google.
I have also followed your interesting blog.
Let's keep in touch

Edwin's Personal Blog said...

What a sophisticated way of robbing. That must be a part of international syndicate. They really have had a bad covenant to screw up people's regularity...

H. Nizam said...

Hi Edwin,

It's good to see you here again.
Yes, it's very sad that such robbing can took place at ATMs.

Reetha said...

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FengshuiMaster said...

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FengshuiMaster said...

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H. Nizam said...

Hi Reetha,
Thank you very much for visiting and commenting on my blog.
Re: BCA ATM, it is very terrible that such kind of thing could happen considering that so many people here are using their service.

I shall visit your blo.

Ciao.

H. Nizam said...

Hi Fengshuimaster,
Thanks a lot for the kind words, which means a lot to me.
I'll visit your blog.

Steven Luck said...

Wow, this is not good >.< Have to be careful using ATM...

umihoney said...

we live in troubled time..have to be extra careful..people resort to crime and white collar frauds as a way out.That reminds me of a favourite saying of mine :

Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.- Mark Twain

Take care..well done..good article.

H. Nizam said...

Steven Luck,

Yes, we have to be very careful my friend. Thank you for dropping by.

H. Nizam said...

Umihoney,
Hey I like your words:
Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.- Mark Twain.
Thank you for sharing, my friend.