On Saturday afternoon there were several complaints about the possible cloning of bank cards in the metropolitan area, which would affect different banks.
A group of people warned on this day that they noticed unusual changes in their accounts, not made by them, that were notified by email as reported Radio Biobío.
In this regard, the captain of the 12th San Miguel police station, Juan Cáceres, explained that They received dozens of complaints in the custody of the police unit.
"We received 50 complaints and we calculated 30 more to receive", explained the official, adding that "it is a smaller number of victims whose cards have been violated."
In that regard, he said that "relevant steps are being taken to find the whereabouts of the perpetrators of this crime. OS9 agreement will be organized to verify this situation."
Along with that, the officer added that the first allegations were received after 5.30 pm and that he has a history that also occurred in other communes.
"These crimes are occurring in ATMs, servicers and directly from accounts ", he said.
"Could have a violation of the banking system. We ask for changes in their codes, "he said.
Today, the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions of Chile (SBIF) has announced an enormous cloning of bank cards belonging to at least eight banks.
According to the entity's statement, there are about 1,738 bank cards affected by this fraud, which was done by the skimming method
"The SBIF received reports in the box for Operational Incident Reports (RIO) of 8 card issuers and one card operator with respect to the occurrence of a cloning fraud, the affected cards would have been cloned using the fraud known as skimming," said oversight.
The statement said that "the number of affected cards is 1,738. Financial institutions have identified the possible compromise point in a POS located at a service station on Gran Avenida in the San Miguel district."
"The financial institutions have implemented the protocols established for these situations and have notified their clients about the situation, in accordance with the regulations established for this purpose by this Superintendency." SBIF continues to monitor the situation. "
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