Desole j ai cet article k en anglais " For all of you who use HSBC or an ATM. Just wanted to warn you about something that happened to my friend the other day. He was getting some cash out at the cash point outside at HSBC, He put his card in and a message came up on the screen saying the machine was temporarily out of order. A lady approached him and told him that this had happened to her the other day and what he needed to do was key his pin number in and then press cancel twice. He did this and of course no card was returned. He left the machine thinking that it had swallowed his card. But when he returned to HSBC the following morning, his card wasn't there. According to the police this method of stealing bankcards is called the "Lebanese loop". A plastic envelope is made up that fits the hole in the machine perfectly. When you put your card in, the machine knows it is there but cannot read it and therefore the message comes up on the screen. Once the pin number has been given away and the card left in the machine, it is then 'looped' out and the spending starts! He had 500 taken from his account before he realized what had happened and cancelled it. The women who approached him at the cash point was late 40's in age, 5.3 in height, dark hair and eyes. The way she was dressed was smart as if she had just left work. Please pass this information on to all your friends."