HOLIDAY SCAM ALERT: Look out for new cash machine con whilst on holiday in Spain

cash machine skimmer

Spanish police have issued a warning to the public about a new ATM scam that is spreading around Spain.   The con involves thieves placing a fake ‘skimmer’ on the cash machine’s card reader. What the fake ‘skimmer’ does is copy all the information from the magnetic strip on your card when you insert it into the machine. To combat …


It’s a rare occurrence, but an ATM customer actually came across a skimmer attached to the front of the machine. If you don’t know what a skimmer is, or what one looks like or how it works, this little article is well worth a read. Nothing is safe these days. SKIMMER