Cash trapping is on the rise and in response, the ATM Industry Association has published a manual detailing emerging fraud trends and methods for ATM owners to combat the problem.

In cash trapping schemes, fraudsters typically install devices that physically block access to some or all of the cash that a consumer has requested from an ATM, with the intent of subsequently stealing the money. It’s not a new crime, but according to ATMIA, the ploy is rearing its head again worldwide, reinvented with the advent of new cash trapping devices that employ electro-mechanical technology.

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