- 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
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.
He suddenly approaches her and pretends to offer help, but starts frantically pressing buttons on the machine.
Briefly.co.za 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.
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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