Police Arrest Woman With Over 23 ATM Cards Found In Her Private Parts

Police Arrest Woman With Over 23 ATM Cards Found In Her Private Parts
A Tanzanian woman with 23 ATMs was found and arrested. The suspect was said to be caught on surveillance cameras entering different ATM rooms, and withdrawing large sums of money using the different ATM cards.
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Halima Juma, 23, confessed to being part of an ATM cards-theft syndicate. [K24TV]

A 23-year-old has been arrested after ATM cards, allegedly tucked inside her private parts, were found on her. This woman with 23 ATMs is a Tanzanian and she confessed to being part of an ATM card theft.

The suspect was said to have been stealing money from bank users after illegally obtaining their ATM cards.

Juma was on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, reportedly arrested at a bank ATM gallery in Mbagala area of Dar es Salaam, when a bank official saw her use different ATM cards of the same bank to withdraw money from ATMs.

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The suspect was nabbed by a bank official, who claimed to have grown suspicious when Juma used different ATM cards of the same bank to withdraw money from one ATM machine.

The resident of Chalinze was reported to have attempted to escape but was cornered by the bank’s security guards who handed her over to police.

According to K24TV, a body search conducted on her led to the discovery of the ATM cards that had been hidden in her private parts.

ATM cards in back pocket

The cards were of nine different banks including Equity, Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), CFC Stanbic, NBC, CRDB, NMB, Amana, Posta and ACB.

Confirming the incident, Dar es Salaam regional police boss, Lazaro Mambosasa, disclosed that Juma was caught on several surveillance cameras entering different ATM rooms, and withdrawing large sums of money using the different ATM cards.

He said the suspect had confessed to being part of an ATM cards-theft syndicate.

 

How to protect yourself from ATM Theft

Avoid using ATMs in remote places, and especially late at night

Don't write your PIN on a piece of paper, or carry it about with you

Commit your PIN to memory

Cut up old ATM cards

Never use an ATM in a poorly lit or dark area

If you have to step out of our vehicle, make sure you lock the doors and keep your keys handy after you are done with your transaction

Be observant about the people around the ATM and look out for suspicious behaviour

Do not allow anyone to assist you with using the ATM machine

When it is your turn at the ATM, be sure to stand directly in front of the machine such that none can see what you are doing

After collecting your cash, don't stand there and count it. You can count it later, or enter the banking hall and count it.

If you feel someone is following you after you have completed your transaction, walk to the nearest crowded place

 

What to do if your ATM card gets stolen or lost

Block your card using your banking app or via the Internet banking platform

Report your card theft or loss IMMEDIATELY by calling your card issuers customer care line or hotline

Follow up by sending an email to your card issuer or bank

Keep an eye on your card transactions

 

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