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