Skimming device found in BPI ATM at Bonifacio Global City

Bank responds quickly and clears machine of security threat

A photo of a Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) automated teller machine (ATM) with what seemed to be a suspicious-looking extra keypad and microchip made its rounds in social media, after a netizen alerted the public on what could be a device used for hacking into users' bank accounts.


According to GMA News, the device was found at around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and was already cleared by BPI personnel before 10:00 p.m. on the same day. Jose Victor Montenegro, BPI assistant vice president and head of ATM channel management division said that BPI is doing measures against ATM skimming.


BPI also said in an official statement released on Wednesday that they "would also like the public to know that we are currently pursuing leads so that these elements are stopped and brought to justice"


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