£25,000 re­ward for help­ing catch ATM crooks

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ru­glo­ni­ans who can help con­vict crim­i­nals in­stalling card skim­ming de­vices in the town’s ATMs could re­ceive a £25,000 re­ward.

LINK, the or­gan­i­sa­tion re­spon­si­ble for man­ag­ing thou­sands of cash ma­chines across the UK, is work­ing with in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers to of­fer re­wards for in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to cash ma­chine crime.

The cash ma­chine net­work is urg­ing peo­ple to call Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 with any in­for­ma­tion they have on fraud­sters who have in­stalled five card skim­ming de­vices in Ruther­glen ATMs in the past four months.

The com­pany is­sued its re­ward the week af­ter a de­vice was found at­tached to the TSB cash ma­chine on Ruther­glen Main Street on Thurs­day, Au­gust 4.

Three ATMs in Ruther­glen were also 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 key­pad with a replica pad on Sat­ur­day, April 22.

Gra­ham Mott, se­nior LINK spokesman said: “Even some­thing that may sound in­signif­i­cant could be part of a big­ger pic­ture and prove in­valu­able in con­vict­ing some­one in­volved in cash ma­chine crime.”

LINK has made avail­able video footage seized from crim­i­nals who had in­stalled a hid­den minia­ture cam­era at an ATM to film peo­ple en­ter­ing their PIN. It can be viewed at www.link.co.uk or on YouTube at www. youtube.com/ watch?v=YVq06dLW4kc

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