Lebanese Loop


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Lebanese Loop

A device that prevents a debit card or credit card that has been inserted into an ATM from being released back to its owner. A Lebanese loop is used to steal the card.
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The device, known as a Lebanese Loop, was found at an ATM at the Tesco supermarket on Penarth Marina last Friday.
Another device is the Lebanese Loop, where a device inserted in the cash withdrawal slot gives the impression the machine has jammed and has not issued any money.
He said the pair fitting a Lebanese Loop to the cash point, a device with a hook, which trapped a card put in by a customer and enabled them to retrieve it later.
THE LEBANESE LOOP A plastic strip in ATM stops card fully entering, leading user to believe it is broken or has retained card.
One of the main thieving techniques is to use a device called a Lebanese Loop.
Cashpoint/ATM fraud: The main techniques used are the Lebanese loop, shoulder surfing and the dropped money scam, often in conjunction with each other.
She said there was another scam known as the Lebanese Loop where a device is put into the slot which grabs the card, making the account holder believe it has been retained.
So far,over pounds 3,000 has been taken by thieves using a device known as the Lebanese loop.
When the woman tried to remove her card, the front of the machine fell apart, revealing the Lebanese loop - a simply-designed device to retain the victim's card.
TWO Romanians have appeared in court accused of a cash machine scam dubbed the Lebanese Loop.
UNDERCOVER police are cracking down on a new credit card con called the Lebanese Loop.
The sting, nicknamed the Lebanese Loop, has been reported elsewhere in the country and has surfaced in Birmingham in the past week.
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