Hull cash machines targeted by crooks
THE PUBLIC have been warned that cash machines in Hull may be being targeted by crooks.
Police have found two machines tampered with in the Anlaby Road and Holderness Road areas after being alerted by suspicious members of the public.
A spokesman for Humberside Police said: "Nobody is thought to have had any money stolen when using the cash machine, but damage had been caused to the front of the machine."
Police said that the scam uses devices added to a cash machine and not noticed by many people who will make their withdrawals as normal.
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The spokesman said: "Criminals use the copied details to produce a fake magnetic stripe card, which will be used - with the correct PIN – at cash machines or shops that haven’t yet been upgraded to chip and PIN. Customers who shield the keypad when they enter their PIN are much less likely to fall victim to this type of fraud."
Police warned people in Hull to be vigilant when using machines and watch out for 'out of order' notices on any cash point which directs people to another machine.
The spokesman said: "Some of the devices used are very well designed and can often be difficult to spot. Do not be afraid to ask the question to the bank, if you suspect anything suspicious."