FBI Uncovers Worldwide $9M ATM Card Scam (RBS WorldPay)

John Deutzman reports:

A Fox 5 investigation exposes a worldwide ATM scam that swindled $9 million and possibly jeopardized sensitive information from people around the world. Law enforcement sources told Fox 5 it’s one of the most frightening well-coordinated heists they’ve ever seen. (Watch my video report at left.)

Photos from security video (see photo gallery at left) obtained by Fox 5 show of a small piece of a huge scam that took place all in one day in a matter of hours. According to the FBI , ATMs from 49 cities were hit — including Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Montreal, Moscow and Hong Kong.


The computer system for a company called RBS WorldPay was hacked. One service of the company is the ability for employers to pay employees with the money going directly to a card, called payroll cards, a lot like a debit card that can be used in any ATM. The hacker was able to infiltrate the supposedly secure system and steal the information necessary to duplicate or clone people’s ATM cards.

“We’ve never seen one this well coordinated,” the FBI said.

Then shortly after midnight Eastern Time on November 8, the FBI believes that dozens of the so-called cashers were used in a coordinated attack of ATM machines around the world.

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Prior coverage on PogoWasRight.org

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