Using this technique, the investigated requested a refund of 1,000 euros at the ATM and introduced a metallic device – called Teller Hooking – at the moment when the cash dispenser was opened to capture the bills.
Then, and with the money in their possession, they canceled the operation causing a failure in the machine, thus getting the money to return to the account of its holder and, therefore, doubling its balance
The dismantled criminal group, made up of Venezuelan citizens, operated in different provinces of Spain and had swindled more than 200,000 euros, reaching up to 40,000 in a single weekend
This police operation has made it possible to detect this fraud technique and update the security measures of ATMs to respond to the criminal modality

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