Babala Sa Mga BDO Depositors: Mag-ingat Sa Mga Phishing Scams, ATM Skimming, Etc…

BDO ATM Cards Security Threats!

BDO, the largest bank network in PH, said Friday it received reports of alleged ATM fraud. In response with this, they are now urging depositors who think they were affected, to have their cases investigated by the bank.

If you have noticed lately, social media posts went viral this week showing how some depositors lost money due to ATM skimming. ATM skimming is the new hacking technique of culprits that copies account details of ATM card users through hijacked ATM machines.

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BDO send out this announcement on Friday, June 16:


BDO reassures the public that there is no cause for alarm. ATMs are compromised every now and then, with skimming being the most common form. To protect our customers, we (banks) take the precautionary measure of proactively disabling the cards if we have reason to believe they may have been compromised. In the meantime, customers whose cards have been disabled can transact over the counter at our branches anytime.

BDO ATM SECURITY THREATS went viral on social media

Meanwhile, here are some of the alleged social media posts that somehow caused panic to some BDO depositors:

Here’s a very alarming one:

WARNING: Mag-iingat po tayo sa mga ATM machine na pinag wiwithdrahan natin.. 😡 Mas safe talaga ang Passbook kesa sa ATM.

May 6k na laman yun BDO atm ko, nun isang araw pinag withdraw ko yun brother ko ng 3k, nagwithdraw sya sa PNB Binondo branch so may balance pa ko na 3k. tapos kahapon may nagdeposit ng 3k so balik 6k balance ko. tapos pagcheck ko kaninang umaga 55 pesos ng balance ko pag tingin ko may nagwithdraw ng 6k kaninang madaling araw (ANGELES ML Philippines un nag withdraw) sinearch ko un loc its either ANGELES pampanga or ANGELES sa valenzuela.. pano nangyari un e un ATM ko nasa CONDO namin sa STA. MESA??! and never ako nagwiwithdraw ng below maintaining balance. 😡 e ang huling ATM lang na pinag withdrawhan namin e PNB Binondo branch.. buti na lang tlga hindi ako masyado naglalagay pera sa ATM pang transaction ko lang sya pag may order sakin sa ONLINE SHOP ko.. mamaya punta ko sa BDO BRANCH ko para mapa imbestiga to.. Pls. double ingat po tayo lalo na sa mga mahilig magwithdraw at magtago ng pera sa ATM. 😡😡😡 Grabe talaga panahon ngaun! 😡 #ATMskimming #Warning #ATM #BDO

Here’s another one:

FYI Sa nga BDO Clients BE WARNED Copy Pasted lang ito.

Check it Out nga sa mga Client ng BDO may Problema din daw?? May Nasagap lang ako..

Thank you everyone for the overwhelming support. I try my best to read all your posts, comments, and messages and it is really saddening to know that indeed, a lot of people were affected. Until now, I have not heard back from BDO.

I will have my pre-planned visit to Manila soon and going to the bank will be one of the top priorities. Will definitely share the outcome.

Update–found out from Charisse Ngo that skimming device was discovered inside the BDO ATM machine at Alfamart beside SM MOA Hypermarket. There were more than 100 victims who filed complaint atBDO One E-Com branch and were all told the same thing that investigation would take 15 working days.

Everyone, please check your #BDO account. I lost PHP 50,000.00 last Monday, June 12. I monitor my bank accounts daily so when I checked last night, I was shocked. Apparently, the transaction was posted yesterday only since it was holiday last Monday. I immediately reported it and was advised that investigation would take 15 banking days. This is obviously a case of fraudulent withdrawal since I am currently in Singapore and the ATM is with me. The 3 transactions were made in Pasig and the allowable withdrawal amount for one day was maxed out.

I also read here on FB that there were several complaints from those who withdrew from BDO One E-Com (where my office in Manila is located). Please share.

This one is posted by a certain Rodel Sadicon. He warned against phishing scams that target BDO clients via fake emails to update their accounts online. Good job Rodel!

After phishing on BPI accounts, BDO naman?
Beware po sa mga nakakareceive ng emails regarding update ng info.
Sa URL pa lang po kaduda-duda na. Ginagalingan po nila. Kaya mas galingan natin. Haha. Maging mapangahas, mapagmatyag, #MatangLawin. Hahaha.

This one is from a certain Imong Kagaral showing a bank book with stolen cash via anonymous withdrawals.


may nag withdraw ng 100k s accnt ko na dko alam. sunod sunod na 10k.nakakapanghina akala ko safe ang pera ko sa bangko un pla hndi.last transaction ko sa handyman robinsons imus worth 2,578.75.nagulat nlng ako last may 29 sa moa magwithdraw sana ako wla ng laman ang atm ko. 50k na withdraw daw sa laspinas ,den 50k sa dasmarinas.paanu nangyari un na nsa akin naman ang atm ko at pasbook. nareport kona agad pero paanu kng d ako nag withdraw akala ko pera ko andun lng sa bangko un pla wala na.BDO aksyonan nyo agad ang ganitong pangyayari. (C) Johan Ortiz Aguilar

Netizens say this is fake and fabricated story. Here’s one good observer:

Napansin ko lng one day transactuon lng na withdraw ung 100k nya? dba ang withdrawal meron lang amount limit sa isang araw sa ibang atm 20k lng maximum sa bdo ata 40k pde mo lng withdraw sa loob ng isang araw po bkit yan oneday lng nangyari khit 10k pa dapat mg remind atm na d k n pde mg withdraw dahil subra na sa limit tama po ba? bawat withdraw nya meron SC 11 pesos meaning hindi sa Bdo Atm nya na withdraw sa ibang atm machine not bdo…

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