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SKIMMING DEVICES USED IN SHERWOOD

Alert message sent 09/05/2017 18:04:00

Information sent on behalf of Notts Police

SKIMMING DEVICES USED IN SHERWOOD
 
We have received several reports over the weekend where people have reported possible skimming devices have been used to withdraw money from their accounts. The ATM's targeted were at TSB bank on Mansfield Road, Sherwood but there could have been others. The machine swallowed their card and they have since realised that money has been withdrawn from their account. 
 
The bank are aware and the ATM's have been checked and the device has since been removed. 
 
If you used any ATM in the Sherwood or Carrington area this past week, we would recommend checking your account for any unusual withdrawals of cash. If you have been a victim, please report it to your bank immediately and contact ACTION FRAUD on 0300 123 2040. 
 
The advice from us is as follows;
 
 
  • Check for any abnormalities to the cash machine before inserting your card. If something looks out of place or unusual it probably is. Do not insert your card and report it immediately. 
 
• Always protect your pin, from behind and above, to guard against hidden cameras and someone looking over your shoulder.
 
• Don’t let yourself get distracted. Don’t use ATMs whilst wearing headphones or on a phone call. If someone starts talking to you for no reason and appears to be trying to distract you, either finish your transaction before speaking to them, or cancel it. Never turn your back on the ATM to talk to someone while you’re using it.
 
• If your card is taken unexpectedly, don’t walk away from the machine. Contact your bank and, unless it’s been genuinely been withheld because it’s out of date or you’ve forgotten your pin number, have them cancel or put a block on your card.
 
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Martin Carter (Police, PCSO 4769, Sherwood, Edwards Lane & Carrington (Sherwood/Hyson Green)

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