Your greatest tap-and-go payment fears realised: Shopkeeper shows how easy it is for scammers to drain your bank account in just seconds
- Video shows how easy it is to scan bank cards without your knowledge
- Store employee used EFTPOS machine to scan unsuspecting customer’s pocket
- Transaction approved within seconds, without the customer’s knowledge
- The video filmed at a store in Australian has gone viral on social media
A disturbing video has been posted on social media to warn Australians how easily it is to be scammed without noticing.
Filmed at a store where an unsuspecting male customer is looking at magazines on a shelf, a staff member armed with an EFTPOS machine scanner goes unnoticed as he scans the customer’s wallet in the back pocket of his pants.
‘Watch me, the victim doesn’t know what I’m going to to do,’ the store employee explains in the video.
An unsuspecting customer flicks through magazines, unaware that he’s about to be scammed
The EFTPOS transaction was approved within seconds, with the customer none the wiser that he has just been ripped off.
‘I’ve just tapped his a**, who’s got a PayPass in his pocket and the transaction is approved. So be careful,’ the man warns in the video which has since gone viral.
The customer has no idea that the EFTPOS transaction has been approved without his knowledge
It attracted more than 636,000 views and has been shared more than 26,000 times within 18 hours of being posted on Tuesday.
‘Guys, watch your a**. You don’t let anyone touch ya that way. Wireless tech is everywhere,’ the man who shared the video posted.
Many of the several hundred commenters on the post expressed their shock of how easy it was to be scammed.
To avoid being scammed in a similar way, Finder recommends consumers keep their bank cards in sight at all times, check their bank card statements regularly and report any suspicious activity to their card provider and the police.
‘So be careful,’ the store employee warns in the video, which has gone viral on social media