• Bulgarian ATM cloner nabbed


    THE National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) on Wednesday said a young Bulgarian ATM cloner was arrested by a police patrol team while withdrawing cash from an ATM machine inside the Market-Market Mall in Taguig City last Sunday. NCRPO Chief, Director Joel Pagdilao identified the arrested Simeon Tsennov Lefterski, 28, from Bulgaria. Pagdilao a police patrol team received a report from the mall’s security guard about a foreign national repeatedly withdrawing cash from one ATM Machine using different cards, including a convenience store reward card. Recovered from Lefterski’s possession were 37 pieces of 7-11 reward cards, nine other cards, his alien certificate of registration and cash amounting to P31, 840. The Bank of the Philippine Island confirmed that the cards recovered from Lefterski were all cloned ATM cards.


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    1. michael richardson on

      I wonder if the cards had chips in them. It is extremely easy to copy the magnetic stripe, but very difficult to copy a chip. In the UK, the magnetic stripe was made redundant because it wasn’t considered secure. (I used to work for a company that sold the equipment. I was once asked to demonstrate to a Police Inspector how easy it was to clone the stripe on his credit card!).