00:01, 8 July 2008 Page views 376 views

Skimmers Aim at Latvia

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In May, 2008, swindlers’ use of skimming devices was for the first time officially recorded in the Latvian market. Thus, criminals illegally took the sum of 1 500 lats (3 386 US dollars) from the account of a Riga inhabitant. As is known, a day before the cardholder took some cash from Latvijas Krajbanka ATM, in which, as experts believe, a skimmer had been installed. However, the victim herself did not manage to noticed any suspicious devices in the ATM.

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