Bauchi police uncovers tricks used by criminals at ATM points

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Last week, operatives from the Bauchi State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) arrested one Abdullahi Buhari, 27, at Union Bank ATM point, while attempting to defraud one Dauda Habila, under the pretense of assisting him.

The suspect and his accomplice, one Umar, now at large, specialized in tricking bank customers while trying to withdraw money from ATM by pretending to be assisting them on how to make the withdrawal effectively.

In the process, they will then swap the customer’s ATM card with another one of the same bank and also memorize his PIN number, thereafter escape with his ATM card immediately to another ATM point and withdraw money from his account.

Exhibit recovered from the suspect includes 20 pieces of ATM cards of different banks. The suspect will be charged to court after completion of investigation as soon as possible.

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