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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? A loose or blocked slot may indicate a "Lebanese Loop" - a strip of metal or plastic which traps a card.
Criminals could be using rulers A loose or blocked card slot may indicate a 'Lebanese loop', a strip of metal or plastic that traps a bank card in the card slot and allows thieves to return and retrieve jammed cards when the customer walks away.
More sophisticated variants of the Lebanese loop scam have developed.
But when it comes to Lebanese Loop, a type of ATM fraud, or a 419 scam where individuals are promised a significant sum of money for a small upfront payment, only 10% of people had heard of either.
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.
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.
He said 'skimming' fraud had progressed from a rudimentary device known as the 'Lebanese Loop' which retained the user's card ready for a criminal to retrieve it later, to 'full surveillance' and the ability to clone cash cards in the space of just four years.
The Lebanese loop is a thin plastic sleeve inserted into the card slot of an ATM preventing it from properly reading the card, causing PIN verification failure.
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.
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