How To Rob A Bank [Infographic]

Here are the five steps to a successful banking-fraud heist.

Bank Robber

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Robbing a bank sounds like hard work! It's not exactly the safest way to earn a living, and you have to get all dressed up for it. But if you take the electronic route, you can make a few bucks from your pajamas. It's effective, too: In 2010, 390 banking fraud-related cases were found by the FBI. The thieves tried to get away with $220 million, and ended up with about $70 million of that. Not great odds, but hey, it's $70 million more than they had before. This infographic breaks down how they did it. (Note for robbers: please don't do this.) (Additional note for potential victims: maybe it's time to update that virus software?)

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