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Pupils targeted in National Entitlement Card fraud

Posted onSeptember 5, 2011

Pupils targeted in National Entitlement Card fraud

Pupils targeted in National Entitlement Card fraudNow if you forgot your bank card would you go into your bank and say… sorry I forgot my bankcard today, can you give me money ? Teller: Yes just tell me your pin number and I can give you as much as you’d like. Customer: My pin number is 2367. Unbelievably that is the situation in at least one of Dundee’s secondary schools involved with the National Entitlement Card where pupils visit a cash machine within the school and deposit money on the card to use for snack breaks or school meals etc. First year pupils are targeted because they are new to the system and once the thief has the pin number the schools cashless system begins to work against it. Details are only beginning to come to light as to how pupils order meals and have to write the pin number down. Incredibly some smart person staples the pin number to the meal order when its collected by the pupil. The older pupils know to rip the ticket off the meal bag to obtain the pin number in a sequence of events which beggars belief. The stolen pin number can then be used to obtain goods off the absent Entitlement Card because pupils are allowed to say the PIN number if they forget their card. This of course means the pupil is having money stolen off the card by fraudulent means even though the system is supposed to have photo verification. But is any cashless system 100% safe.


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