Chinese men caught trying to steal data from Vietnam ATMs

By Minh Cuong   February 23, 2019 | 05:23 pm PT
Two Chinese men were caught earlier this week trying to install electronic components into two ATMs in Lang Son Province.

The men, 32 and 30, had two electronic circuits, three camera lenses, two USBs, a memory card and two bank cards when police caught them Tuesday in the northern province that borders China.

Chinese Phan Lo Can. Photo by VnExpress/Viet Dung

A Chinese man performs the ATM trick in front of the police. Photo by VnExpress/Viet Dung

Further inspection of their residence in Van Lang District found 11 bank cards, of which nine were fake ones containing personal data of bank customers. Other electronic components and devices used for forging fake bank cards and stealing personal data were also discovered.

Chinese Truong Huu Bang. Photo by VnExpress/Viet Dung

Another Chinese man is held at a police station in Lang Son Province. Photo by VnExpress/Viet Dung

The two said they had illegally entered Vietnam in January to find and install electronic components to steal personal data from ATMs and to forge fake bank cards.

One of them is reportedly wanted by Chinese police for using hi-tech methods to steal property, according to Lang Son police.

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