NYPD seeks suspects in ATM "not working"
NEW YORK - Police are looking for four people who have been scheming to steal money from bank customers using cash machines in Manhattan's East Village.
Police said Friday the suspects have run a low-tech scam multiple times since October.
After the target puts his or her bank card into an ATM, a woman approaches and says that machine isn't working. While the victim uses a nearby machine, a second suspect watches and notes the victim's personal code.
That suspect gives the code to a third person, who then punches it into the machine the victim initially used -- and didn't cancel out of. Because the machine is still activated by the victim's card, the suspect is able to use the code to withdraw money.
Police have security-camera photos of at least one suspect.
And that photo...
Anyway, the lesson? Keep your money under your mattress!