Bulgarians 'Nabbed for ATM Skimming' in Philippines

Crime | December 26, 2014, Friday // 12:32
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Two Bulgarians have been arrested for allegedly skimming ATM devices in Makati city, Philippines, according to media reports.

Police detained Nikolay Angelov and Svetlin Hristov while "detaching a keypad overlay on an ATM on December 25," Christmas Day, at 18:00 local time, the Inquirer.net website wrote on Friday.

The two allegedly used their tool to get hold of customers' Personal Identification Numbers (PINs).

This modus operandi "is used by Eastern Europeans for ATM skimming", an anti-cybercrime official is reported as saying.

Angelov and Hristov are now facing criminal charges.

The media outlet reminds of May's arrest of two Bulgarians for cloning ATM cards in San Fernando, Pompanga.

Each of them was subsequently sentenced to six years of imprisonment.

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