Bank users at risk of theft after cash machines fitted with devices in Rayleigh

Southend Standard: Bank users at risk of theft after cash machines fitted with devices Bank users at risk of theft after cash machines fitted with devices

CASH machine users have been told to be on guard after two jamming devices were found on ATMs.

The skimmers were found by two customers in Rayleigh High Street on Friday morning.

Police were informed at 6.45am and 7am by customers using NatWest and Santander cash points.

The devices made it appear that their cards had been swallowed when actually they were stuck in the machine, ready for a suspect to steal.

It is believed thieves either look over the card owner’s shoulder or film them entering their PIN to then use themselves and steal their cash.

Thankfully no cash was lost by either informant.

ATM users are reminded to check the machine has not been tampered with before they use it and shield they keypad when entering their PIN.

Anyone with information about people seen loitering in the High Street or acting suspiciously should call PS Steve Joynes at Rayleigh Nieghbourhood Policing Team on 101.

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5:14pm Tue 17 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

Where is the CCTV to catch these despicable people.
Where is the CCTV to catch these despicable people. jolllyboy
  • Score: 1

6:40pm Tue 17 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

By publishing your step by step instruction guide Its almost like you want south Essex's potential immoral entrepreneurs to give it a shot.
By publishing your step by step instruction guide Its almost like you want south Essex's potential immoral entrepreneurs to give it a shot. supermadmax
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Tue 17 Jun 14

scrounger‎ says...

Bucharest's finest at work.
Bucharest's finest at work. scrounger‎
  • Score: 6

7:28pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

I never use those machines. I get cash-back in supermarkets, or withdraw money with the cashier in the bank.
I never use those machines. I get cash-back in supermarkets, or withdraw money with the cashier in the bank. Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: 3

4:24pm Thu 19 Jun 14

jolllyboy says...

I refuse ti use the ATMs not because of safety but if you never use the inside of a bank you will lose it.
I refuse ti use the ATMs not because of safety but if you never use the inside of a bank you will lose it. jolllyboy
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