BANAMEX ATM Cloning in Centro Puerto Vallarta

BANAMEX reported alleged manipulation of ATM machines located on Juerez at Plaza Aquiles Serdán across from city hall.

Bank staff reported four individuals at the machines appeared suspicious and possibly were tampering with the machines when police were called. Bank employees provided a description of the four men but no arrest has been made.

Police discovered a cloning machine that records card numbers and pins from users that is stored on the device and then later retrieved by the thieves.

Police monitored the ATM machines waiting for the suspects to return for the device but the suspects were not seen.

Bank card cloning in Mexico is big business for thieves that is estimated to bring in over a million dollars each year. One cloning device is worth $120,000 pesos, or around $8,000 USD.


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