The man thought he could get the ATMs to cough up cash this way, but he only ended up damaging the machines.
At first, he was sneakily wandering around the ATM machines, waiting for everyone to leave.
As soon as no one around, he poured some type of soda onto the machine.
However, the result with money flew out of the machine right into his bag didn’t happen.
There were only sparkle and smoke came out of the ATM, and days in time in jail for him.
This type of robbing ATM machine may sound like something is “one in a blue moon”, but it actually happened before. This man probably saw that case and did it with the hope of a better result.
A 33-year-old woman had been tricked by a group of con artists out of her life savings. She was then told by them that dousing cash dispensers with Coke could help her get a refund. Later, she was caught by the police for destroying the ATM machine.
The naive woman transferred 800USD to the con men’s account. After she deposited the money as instructed, the woman called back asking for a way to withdraw her money. The con men then told her to pour coke into the cash machines. They said by doing so, she would get a receipt from the machine and get a refund from the police using that receipt.
Apparently, the first time when she poured the liquid, the machine’s screen displayed an error message. She had to contact the con artist who told her that she would need more coke in order to get the receipt. She then brought another bottle of coke and pour it into a second machine. And this time, she managed to get a receipt. After Ms. Zhang brought the receipt to the local police, she was told by an officer that she had likely been a victim of fraud crime. However, she was too scared to admit, she did not report the case to the police.
It is so silly or probably naive for these people to believe that this trick could help them to take the cash.
(Cre: China New TV)
Nguyen Mai Huong
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