ATM tar­geted by fraud­sters

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A cash ma­chine on Ruther­glen Main Street is be­lieved to have been tar­geted by fraud­sters for a sec­ond time this month.

The San­tander ATM was ap­par­ently fit­ted with a de­vice that cov­ered the ATM’s key­pad with a replica pad on Satur­day, April 22.

Po­lice say a cus­tomer of the ATM be­came sus­pi­cious when he used the ma­chine as it re­peat­edly asked him for his pin num­ber. The replica key­pad came loose and the man con­tacted his bank and the po­lice im­me­di­ately.

A spokes­woman for San­tander said: “We do not have con­fir­ma­tion of any type of skim­ming de­vice be­ing fit­ted. We take the mat­ter very se­ri­ously and are in touch with the lo­cal po­lice.

“To date we have no in­di­ca­tions of any cus­tomers be­ing im­pacted. Cus­tomers are al­ways ad­vised to re­main vig­i­lant and if con­cerned about any ATM ma­chines, they should con­tact the po­lice im­me­di­ately and not use them.”

The at­tempted card fraud comes two weeks af­ter three cash ma­chines on the Main Street were fit­ted with card skim­ming de­vices.

No money was stolen as a re­sult of the scam as the de­vices had been dis­cov­ered within hours of in­stal­la­tion.

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