ATM tar­geted by fraud­sters AGAIN

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Edel Ke­nealy

Peo­ple in Ruther­glen are be­ing urged to re­main vig­i­lant at cash ma­chines af­ter a card skim­ming de­vice was dis­cov­ered at an ATM in the town this week.

The de­vice, at­tached to the TSB cash ma­chine on Ruther­glen Main Street, was un­cov­ered by a mem­ber of public who at­tempted to re­trieve money on Thurs­day, Au­gust 4.

It is the fifth de­vice to be found at a cash ma­chine in the area in the past four months.

A spokes­woman for the bank said: “TSB takes any is­sue of fraud and theft very se­ri­ously and we would like to re­mind cus­tomers to re­main vig­i­lant when us­ing their bank cards.

“We can con­firm a de­vice was placed on the ATM at the TSB Ruther­glen branch, but was re­moved im­me­di­ately by a mem­ber of the public, who we would like to thank. The lo­cal po­lice have been made aware.

“If a cus­tomer has any con­cern of un­ex­plained ac­tiv­ity against their bank ac­counts, please con­tact the lo­cal branch or the cus­tomer ser­vices helpline.”

The news comes af­ter three ATMs in Ruther­glen were tar­geted by fraud­sters on April 4.

The Na­tion­wide Build­ing So­ci­ety and San­tander Bank were fit­ted with card skim­ming de­vices, along with a third ATM on Ruther­glen Main Street.

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

Po­lice told the Re­former pat rols around cash ma­chines would in­crease fol­low­ing the spate of scams in April.

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