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Can you spot the spy cam on this ATM? Scammers are betting you can't

Spy cams are getting so small that you won't even believe this. Now, there are spy cams that can fit into a pinhead-sized hole. Worse, criminals are using these nearly invisible devices to steal your money.

No, this isn't the latest James Bond movie's made-up gadget. Police in London and elsewhere have found tiny spy cams installed inside ATM machines.

Image courtesy of Dailymail.com

Through a pinhole, these cameras are recording you as you enter your Personal Identification Number. Just type in your PIN and they have access to your account.

Image courtesy of Dailymail.com

How to protect yourself:

Security experts suggest you go inside a bank for your transactions. Or use an ATM that's well monitored, like those inside bank branches.

If you can't do that, feel around the ATM machine. Check for any pieces that look or feel strange, too big or out of place. If you see something odd, go to another ATM machine.

It's also a good idea to cover your hand any time you enter your PIN number. There's also another way scammers are stealing PINs using thermal imaging to create a heat map of the buttons you've hit. Click here to read more about this scam and the clever trick you can use to throw scammers off.

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