ATM targeted by fraudsters
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.