Card skimmers becoming bolder, less elusive

Cue breathless martial music! Get the hot anchor on this story! Hurry, local news, before these guys give up! Giz reader Sean spotted a Chase ATM in Manhattan with a custom-made card skimmer and PIN camera attached in such an odd and unconvincing manner that you kind of wonder what that heck is going on here.

Look at that picture. While the card skimmer is very ingenious – it’s even green, like the Chase ATM slot, that mirror is a lump of bogus. What this looks like is a rash of incompetent crooks getting lucky in New York. Thinking about it now, I’d probably just walk up to the ATM and do my business, ignoring the HUGE FREAKING ODDLY SHAPED MIRROR above the PIN pad.

Anyone else seen these in the wild?