Bank card: Increase in skimming cases

Update: 6:01PM SEVERAL people have been charged by police and investigations are continuing on obtaining customers’ bank card details by fraudulent means using ATM and EFTPOS skimming device.

Cases
have been brought to the attention of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
involving foreign nationals.

The director of the Financial Intelligence Unit
Razim Buksh says they have noted an increase in the number of skimming cases
since June 2015.

The
last major and carefully orchestrated incident occurred in December 2015, which, Mr
Buksh said affected more than 500 credit and debit cardholders.

Fiji’s
first skimming device case was detected in 2003. 

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