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Many scammed at ATM after making online purchases

Taiwan”s online shopping market continues to grow, topping more than NT$300 billion annually. This growth has also led to more cases of fraud. Some consumers are deceived by people pretending to be customer service staff instructing them to use an ATM machine. This person made an online purchase and then found personal information stolen.Wang Jun-fuAnti-fraud SpecialistThe ATM scam involves hackers obtaining personal data and calling people to trick them into believing that they have mistakenly agreed to continuous installment payments. Then they ask them to go to the ATM to change these settings.According to statistics from the government’s 165 anti-fraud hotline, this type of request asking people to cancel installment payments at the ATM machine is the most common type of fraud. Wang J