The new way scammers are stealing your PIN… and how to stop them

Think covering your PIN with your hand is enough? Sadly, there’s new technology allows scammers to trace your PIN without
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Think covering your PIN with your hand is enough? Sadly, there’s new technology allows scammers to trace your PIN without you even realising.

In the below video, Jet propulsion laboratory engineer Mark Rober demonstrates how easy it is for a scam artist to take your PIN details.

The man in the video puts a case on his phone that can see thermal prints i.e. the heat from your fingers after you press the buttons.

Research has found that this technology is highly accurate in tracing the exact order you enter your PIN.

So how do you beat this advanced technology? You should simply wipe your hand over the keypad after you press the four digits. This will render the thermal technology invalid.

Take a look at the below video and tell us, are you going to start doing this?

  1. Libbi Elliot

    wow the crooks are always one step in front. Apple should never have been allowed to market this product it is aiding and abetting criminals

  2. Trish Daley

    You could also use a stylus instead of your finger which I will be doing from now on, and those devices should be banned.

  3. Rosalind Battles

    soon we will have to keep our money under the mattress, everyone wants to steal it including the Government

  4. David James

    wll there will always be those who are unaware of this, I was till this article, all key pads should be replaced with metal

  5. Marie Barlow

    Mmmmm they’d have to have the card as well wouldn’t they? In order to use the numbers?

  6. Kerrie An Shee

    Might be better to use something other than your fingers so you don’t get any nasty bugs either.

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