Date
11 December 2016
A pinhole camera and a card reader were found on the keyboard's protective cover at a BOCHK cash machine in To Kwa Wan. Photos: tvb.com
A pinhole camera and a card reader were found on the keyboard's protective cover at a BOCHK cash machine in To Kwa Wan. Photos: tvb.com

Police launch probe after pinhole camera is found on ATM

Police are investigating after a pinhole camera and a card reader were found on a Bank of China (Hong Kong) ATM in To Kwa Wan.

The snooping devices were found on the keyboard’s protective cover, news website hk01.com reports.

A BOCHK spokesman said the bank is cooperating with investigators and that there have been no inquiries regarding the incident from customers.

A female clerk at the branch in Ma Tau Kok Road reported to the police after finding the gadgets at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

She said these might have been used by criminals to steal passwords from bank cards and credit cards.

The devices were immediately removed and taken away as part of the investigation.

The police have classified the case as “access to computer with criminal or dishonest intent”.

Apple Daily is reporting that the police have narrowed their search to a man and a woman who are shown acting suspiciously on a security camera.

No one has been arrested.

BOCHK warned the public to watch out for suspicious devices on ATMs and to report any such discovery immediately.

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