The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) has urged bank clients to be extra careful when they are utilising ATMs especially during the festive season.
The Centre urges bank customers not to allow anyone to offer them assistance at ATM’s because during the festive season card fraud is set to rise.
SABRIC has launched a Safe Banking Campaign to empower bank clients with information to ensure that they bank safely over the Festive Season.
It says as the year comes to a close, fraudsters take advantage of the fact that consumers receive bonuses, spend more money and are generally more relaxed because they are in holiday mode.
SABRIC CEO Kalyani Pillay says at some instances the perpetrator will interfere with the ATM machine in a bid to cause the customer’s transaction not to go through and they then attempt to offer assistance to the client