Thieves use cashpoint card clone device to steal £120 from Christmas shopper
News from Grimsby Telegraph:

“DON’T become a victim of card cloning this Christmas.”

That is the warning from one Grimsby man, who has urged shoppers to be on their guard when using credit and debit cards and cashpoints this Christmas.

Luke Allerton, 23, was dismayed when £120 was stolen from his bank after his card details were ‘cloned’ from a local cashpoint, known as ATMs, earlier this month.

Cash machine fraud is a growing menace in the UK, netting thieves more than £100 million each year.

Criminals “skim” card details by fitting ATM machines with a fake front and a device which allows them to copy and read bank details and pin numbers while the machine pays out cash.

The skimming devices can usually b…………… continues on Grimsby Telegraph

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