Video reveals how thugs con local woman out of money from ATM

Video reveals how thugs con local woman out of money from ATM

- Surveillance footage revealed a disturbing ATM scam

- A woman was in the process of making a withdrawal when a stranger approached her and started pressing on the machine

- The lady fled with her card, but the video shows how the criminals still got away with her money

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South Africans are well aware of the dangers that exist with criminals looking for a soft target or creating new ways of stealing money.

Surveillance footage has indeed revealed one of the methods used to scam unsuspecting people at ATMs.

In the video, a woman can be seen making a withdrawal while a man watches her in the background.

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He suddenly approaches her and pretends to offer help, but starts frantically pressing buttons on the machine. gathered that the woman sensed danger as she took her card and made a swift exit.

The male continues to keep her attention as she walks away. Meanwhile, a second man then quickly approaches the same ATM and collects the cash that emerges.

South Africans watched on in disgust after the video was shared by Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) via Twitter.

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Zintle (@uZintle) shared some good advice:

"When something like this happens, cause a scene, scream, lean over the machine & cover whatever you can soon as some bimbo comes close to you just lose ur sh!t, it WORKS."

Emma (@Emma_Tsebe) questioned the woman's reaction:

"But why would you let someone press the machine when your card is in there, let alone why would you let a stranger get that close to the atm you withdrawing money from?"

Nokuthula Mavuso (@NoxNonozi) wanted to know:

"Why did she not throw an uppercut?"

Mans not Jabu (@MalumeJabulani) made an interesting suggestion:

"People must start using cash back facilities at supermarkets."

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