Fake payment boxes installed by crooks on terminals

The scams of all kinds are multiplying. This time it’s in the stations that one of them was identified by the policereports Tech&Co. “Scam at the Bank card. Fraudulent devices in the form of contactless payment boxes attached to SNCF ticket sales devices have been identified in Ile-de-France, ”tweeted the Val-d’Oise National Police on Thursday. These devices have been installed to defraud customers making a contactless payment.

Two cases identified and immediately removed

In order not to fall into the trap, it is important to know how to differentiate real boxes from those installed by scammers. The real boxes have a yellow sticker and a blue LED, while the fake only has a black and white sticker with the contactless payment symbol. In case of doubt, it is better to favor payment by code.

According to SNCF, a fraudulent box has been identified in Seine-Saint-Denis and another in Yvelines in recent months. “These two devices were discovered very quickly and immediately removed. We are not aware of any damage suffered by customers, ”said the railway company to our colleagues.

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