Modern technology advancement has its perks, but it also comes with unexpected downsides. Recently, a man lost his ATM (automated teller machine) bank card. He revealed through a TikTok video that he received transaction messages last Sunday (10th July), and only then did he realise he had lost his ATM card.
Unfortunately for him, the person who found his ATM card had used all his money through payWave, or contactless payment. The victim, known as @manstylo79 on TikTok, revealed screenshots of the transactions made by the unknown individual at a wellness and beauty outlet in Puchong.
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@manstylo79 also revealed he had submitted a report to the police on the same day he received the transaction messages. Netizens turned to the comment section to give support to him. However, some netizens lambasted the victim blindly regarding the incident.
The netizens wrote, “If you know your bank card is missing, you can just immediately call the bank to block your card”, “Why didn’t you call the bank first to block the (ATM) card?”, “I’m curious, couldn’t you call the bank first to cancel or block the card?”, and “How did the person know the pin coded of the bank card?”.
The victim had explained in the comment section that he called the bank after he found out about the transaction, which unfortunately was too late for him. He made the police report and went to the wellness and beauty outlet afterward to check the CCTV, but it was broken on the day of the incident.
It is unknown whether the matter has been fully resolved, but @manstylo79 thanked the bank for their cooperation in a subsequent TikTok video. Let this be a part of a learning process for us for future reference, and may justice be served fairly.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.