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ATMs speak up to stop extortion scams

Con artists continually update their techniques for fraudulently getting cash from elderly victims in Japan, but automatic teller machines are catching up quickly.

Now, a voice from the ATM will ask everyone to double-check the purpose of their transaction. This shouted warning is the latest attempt at stopping swindles. Together with the continuing vigilance of bank tellers, the installation of cellphone jammers, and a month-long police anti-scam campaign, the elderly in Japan are probably the most fraud-aware anywhere.

Click here to watch the report and listen to the loud alert.

(Via Lets Japan )

06:28 AM Mark Weitzman • Permalink
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