KEEPING ALL THE MONEY
ROBBERY FROM THE LAUNDROMAT OWNER
First, collect your money early in the morning when the majority of the "bad guys" are sleeping. If you are an early riser you can collect before your store is open for business. This course is great for collection but it can be cold, lonely and disturb the sleep of late-night owners. You are also alone with no witnesses surrounding you to scare off a potential robber.
The second collection procedure is to collect your money when the Laundromat is open and full of people. Most robbers will avoid a situation where a dozen or so witnesses can identify them. The busier the Laundromat, the safer the collection. It's a little uncomfortable to collect in front of a lot of customers but the customers serve as a type of security barrier against the robber.
THEFT FROM THE COIN-OPERATED LAUNDROMAT
A silent partner may also open up the service door of your washer and place a paper or plastic block between the coin slide and the coin box. When coins are inserted and the slide is pushed, the coins go to the back of the meter housing. Later, the thief will come back and collect up the coins. Sometimes the block is made up of coins lightly glued together so even if you discovered the block you might not realize you had someone working your Laundromat.
Some silent partners will actually open your service locks and trigger free washes or use bra
1) The cards that are used to operate the washers and dryers come in two main varieties, with all manufacturers who sell these systems claiming their cards cannot be broken. In an era when extremely sophisticated computer experts can "crack" the codes of Microsoft to obtain free use of software (see information on Pirate's Bay web site) you have to believe that some teenaged hacker somewhere has come up with a way to beat the cards at Laundromats, probably in retaliation to having been forced to go every Saturday morning with this mom and fold the laundry. You can find on the Internet a variety of devices being advertised that can "crack" the cards and allow changes to the amount available for use on the cards: Google the Internet and review these "crack" devices for sale. If someone, including your for sale. If someone, including your cleaning person,attendant or a customer, decides to get into competition with you, you may discover that they are "cracking" your security codes, putting money on blank cards and selling them at discount in your Laundromat. One of the first card-operated Laundromats in California converted to coin operation to stop this from happening.
2) Even more likely is that you have allowed a person to capture or steal the code information from your laptop during the process of making refunds or adding money to cards when the bill machines have gone out of order. Some owners trust their valuable employees with this information, but these codes entrusted to valuable employees have been known to work themselves into the hands of computer literate children, nephews and friends of employees. In this example, the thief can also jam the
3) The final way that theft is happening is through the problem of the frequent breakdown of the bill verifiers. This encourages many owners to provide access codes to hired help and repair people. An employed thief helps themselves to cash when you're not at the site even under the watchful eye of your security cameras. Of course, the numbers won't match when you do an audit of the bill machine, but you've already placed enough faith in the person to give them access. Catching them in the act is nearly impossible.
No implication is intended by Laundromat123.com that ESD or any other card system can be currently hacked, or was ever hacked, however the above website shows significant effort is put into cracking the code of various card systems. This is a 2008 site provided for information only and does not contain any proven hack program. There are dozens of websites where cracking the code of various Laundromat cards is discussed in detail.
THEFT, ROBBERY & SILENT PARTNERS
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