Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Another pin-fraud ...

Trouw and Volkskrant report today that 72 customers of a gas station in Doetinchem have become the victim of another skimming attack (that took place on 5 and 6 February). Banks will pay the damages and have replaced the cards. The police goes for the thieves.

An earlier article by the Volkskrant tells about a conviction for a thieve that swiped the cards in April last year. The criminal, an employee of the gas station, only got convicted to sit 4 months in jail (of which 2 on probation), 60 hours of working punishment and 2 years conditional freedom (if he does it again he will be punished tougher...).

Now that seems to me too much of a light-weigth approach to prevent these annoying crimes.