Heads up with ATM's

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Heads up with ATM's

Post by Deku-Kun » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:06 pm

I'm not trying to freak anyone out. But I just saw a video on a news site about how easy it was to set up one of those credit card readers that hack your info from it. This wasn't the first one a lot of people on my FB have shared some vids and or photos of them encountering these things. So With a big event going on in a busy city we become prime targets to these shenanigans. So to my fellow con-goers and to all the young folks please just keep your eyes peeled when using a public ATM machine. The last thing I would like to see is someone falling victim to this and having their account wiped out. But nonetheless have fun out there! (Wasn't sure if this was the appropriate place to post this awareness. )

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Re: Heads up with ATM's

Post by Aurabolt » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:54 pm

I can assure you this will not be a problem with any of the ATM machines in the Prudential Center. They are all under 24/7 security and are serviced several times a week. In fact, mall security as well as BRINKS security are trained to be able to tell if an atm machine has been tampered with.

In short, the chances of someone getting ripped off at an ATM machine this coming weekend are extreme low.

...On a related note, there is an ATM Machine in the Hynes. It it located just inside the Boylston St. entrance. It's slow but works. If you don't mind going further, if I remember right the ATM machines in the Boylston St. hallway of the mall (leads to Lord & Tailor) don't have a transaction fee for withdrawls.
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Post by AnnaNeko » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:26 pm

Echoing prev poster about the ATMs around Hynes/Prudential being a-ok

there's also a Bank of America ATMs right across Boylston (by the Walgreens) if memory serves....
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Re: Heads up with ATM's

Post by Deku-Kun » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:24 pm

Alright! Thanks for the reassurance. Just wanted to make some of us aware, best to be safe than sorry. :)

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Re: Heads up with ATM's

Post by Elli21486 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:06 pm

Most of the ATMs that have been tampered with occurred at locations that do not check their ATMs often, such as a convenience store and gas station.

Also will mention that there is TDBank, Santander Bank, and Bank of America all within walking distance from the Prudential.
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Re: Heads up with ATM's

Post by Aurabolt » Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:50 pm

Elli21486 wrote:
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:06 pm
Most of the ATMs that have been tampered with occurred at locations that do not check their ATMs often, such as a convenience store and gas station.
...This prettymuch.

Those who hack ATMs always go with the ones that are not regularly serviced like non-chain convenience stores or are in places with little to no video surveilance in the area.
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Re: Heads up with ATM's

Post by tomthumb » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:09 pm

There is a supermarket on Ring Street, across the street from the convention. You can see it from the glass bridge across Huntington Ave.. There are two mails connect by the glass bridge. There is a hotel in each mall.

Look at the slot where you put your card into. There should be no wires or tape coming out of the slot or near the slot. Flat wire looks like tape. If the cover around the slot looks bigger, fatter, cracked, etc., more than normal, don't use it. If the ATM shows any sign of abuse, dents on the sides, be careful.
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