Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Colwyn Bay: Fraud Device removed from cash machine outside Halifax bank

Colwyn Bay: Device removed from cash machine outside Halifax bank

Police are urging people to be vigilant after a device was found at the ATM machine at Halifax in Penrhyn Road

Halifax cash machine
A "device" found at a cash machine in Conwy has been removed.
The device was found at the ATM machine at Halifax in Penrhyn Road, Colwyn Bay .
A spokesperson for North Wales Police said officers visited the branch and inquiries are continuing.
Following the discovery, police have urged people to be vigilant while using cash machines.
Sgt James Keene said: “We urge people to be vigilant, ensure they protect their PIN when using such machines, and notify police immediately if they suspect there is something untoward with the machine.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt Keene or his colleagues at Colwyn Bay on 101 and quote reference number R111615. 
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cash machine safety tips

  • Be vigilant when using a cash machine. If you notice anything out of place, any unusual devices attached to the machine or anyone hanging around nearby, report it.
  • Skimming or cloning devices are sometimes used to copy details from the magnetic stripe on your card as it is inserted into the machine.  Criminals may also try to obtain your PIN number by fixing a tiny camera above the keypad.
  • If you do notice any unusual devices, alert bank or building society staff straight away or call the number given on the machine if no staff are available.
  • If the cash machine doesn't return your card when you expect it to, do not re-enter the PIN. Report your lost card to the machine’s owner as soon as you can.
  • Stand close to the machine and shield the keypad, so that nobody can see you enter your PIN number, and it cannot be recorded by a hidden camera.

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