While you’re distracted, your card will be deftly pinched.
Within minutes hundreds of pounds will be swiped because the fraudsters had looked over your shoulder at the cash machine and watched you input your PIN.
Hackers can often easily break your passwords if they have your name, age and email address — all information freely available on the internet.
You’ll usually be caught out by this if you don’t have up-to-date internet security.
They then charge you more and pocket the difference.
Before you know it, £75,000 of a £100,000 pot has gone. The City regulator and HM Revenue & Customs are concerned and hundreds of fraudsters have already been blacklisted.
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