Banks: “Our ATM security is international standard’ – oops, we left the keys in the lock – Samui
In a week when the banks were climbing over themselves to reassure customers of their top notch security measures in the wake of million baht hacking thefts, comes the ultimate hoot.
Staff who filled up an ATM in Koh Samui left the keys in the machine and went home.
The keys were found dangling in the front of the machine by a Facebook user who promptly shared his experience online with a few million other Thais.
“Anusit Chaidet” posting on a Samui fan page said: “I used an ATM today in Chaweng Sai Nai at a PTT gas station. The keys were in the machine. What if a thief was passing? Is my money safe? It’s worrying”.
Some posters online thought it might have been deliberate for checking a signal but most thought staff had just forgotten the keys by mistake after leaving in a hurry.
Reporters later discovered that three bank staff had been at the ATM and had indeed left the keys there by mistake.
Banks such as SCB, who have purple ATMs, and Krung Thai have reassured customers this week of their state-of-the-art security after an eastern European gang robbed the Government Savings Bank of 12 million baht by introducing malware onto their system.