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Police warning over ATM skimming devices

A number of skimming devices have been found in the Belfast area.

Police are urging the public to be on the lookout for 'skimming devices' when using cash machines after a number were discovered in Belfast.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013
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A skimming device can be attached to a cash machine by criminals to enable them to copy information from bank cards and remove money from bank accounts.

A police spokesperson advised: "Recently a number of skimming devices were discovered on machines in the greater Belfast area and we would advise users to examine the machines before using them.

"Check around the card slot and keyboard areas and if you are unsure of anything, use another machine."

Anyone who sees anything suspicious at a cash machine is asked to report it to police.