Warning after cash skimming device found

Published Saturday, 26 July 2014
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Police have recovered a skimming device from a cash machine in the Castlereagh area of Belfast.

Warning after cash skimming device found
Police have advised people using ATM machines to exercise caution. (© UTV)

They are advising members of the public to take extra care when withdrawing money in the area after the device was removed from a service station on the Milltown Road.

It is believed it was attached to the machine early on Saturday morning and police are appealing for anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area between 5am and 6am to contact them.

"If you notice anything attached to an ATM which looks out of place, do not touch it, stop the transaction immediately and alert police as well as the bank," a PSNI spokesperson said.

"Skimming devices can be attached to a cash machine by criminals to enable them to copy information from your bank card so they can remove money from your account."

They advised anyone using ATM machines to hide their PIN number, be aware of their surroundings and be aware of any distractions that could make them vulnerable.

Anyone who would like further advice or has information in relation to skimming devices should contact their local police on the non-emergency number 101.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
in East Belfast wrote (188 days ago):
No camera then same old peelers.
Steve in County Down wrote (189 days ago):
I stopped using ATM cash machines because of all this fraudulent activity. I withdraw my cash from the post office which is far safer.
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