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Murder Renews Calls For ATM Safety Measures Like Panic Buttons

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 2:45 PM
From The Boston Globe
The plastic debit card inside your wallet can tell a bank plenty about you, from which coffee shop you frequent to whether you’re getting gas 1,000 miles away from home.

But could it have prevented a crime such as the brutal murder of 24-year-old Amy Lord?

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Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 4:04 PM
"Banks may amass large quantities of information about customer behavior, but they don’t always have the manpower to monitor it, Borenstein said. When it comes to ATMs and debit cards, banks are more likely to devote money and manpower to detecting large scale fraud."

Banks are in the business of financial management; not crime deterrence; unless they can be coordinated/linked with law-enforcement agencies. 
51hh51hh1,476 posts since
Jan 16, 2010
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2. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 5:23 AM
A loaded handgun and the knowledge to use it will go a long way to prevent issues.
diamondxdiamondx72 posts since
Jan 19, 2011
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