ATM skimmers are in Patong...



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Well this is another reason to avoid Patong BUT if you need to visit Patong 
the Siam Commercial Bank stated:


1) Never allow anyone to ‘help’ you use an ATM.
2) Use only an ATM in high traffic areas / CCTV coverage because this makes it more difficult to affix a skimmer.
3) Check the ATM keyboard – it should be flush?
4) Use an ATM with a ‘tongue’ protruding from the card slot?
5) Change your PIN number regularly


BUT


Number 3) - but different makes of machine?
Number 4) - but not all makes of machine?


Solution


Depart with cash in your pocket and withdraw the cash from inside the bank 
– be prepared (I was a Boy Scout).
OR - try this method


NOT the only type of skimmers in Patong...


1 comment:

  1. But then I read about a bank robber who robs 48,000 Baht from an exchange booth - go inside a bank (http://phuketwan.com/tourism/phuket-police-hunt-kata-gunman-48000-baht-holiday-bank-heist-15899/)

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