Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cash Machine Fraud Warning

Criminals have attached card reading devices to at least two cash point machines in the District. Essex Police and Epping Forest District Council’s Safer Communities Department has advised people to be more vigilant when obtaining cash from a cash machine and to ensure that you shield your pin number and make sure that nobody is looking over your shoulder.

Safer Communities Manager, Caroline Wiggins said: "Please be very careful before withdrawing money from cash machines in the District and check to ensure that the machine has not been tampered with."

Criminals can obtain cards and pin numbers by using a flat card reading device placed directly over the machine slot. A very small pin-head camera is sometimes also placed to read your pin number. If you notice anything unusual about a cash machine, please report it to staff from where you are obtaining money from immediately.

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