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Police issue cash machine warning after recent scams

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Sussex Police has issued a urgent warning to cash machine users after a number of ATMs were tampered with across Rother.

A police spokesman said: “Never share your PIN with anyone – the only time you should use your PIN is at a cash machine or when you use a chip and PIN machine in a shop.

“If there is anything unusual about the cash machine or there are signs of tampering, do not use it and report it to the bank as soon as possible.

“Do not get distracted. Be particularly cautious if ‘well-meaning’ strangers try to distract you or offer to help you and most importantly, discreetly put your money and card away before leaving the cash machine.

“Cover your PIN. Stand close to the machine and always use your free hand to cover the keypad as you enter your PIN. This will prevent any prying eyes or hidden cameras seeing it. “If your card is swallowed by a machine, don’t leave it unattended – get somebody else to go inside the bank and report it on your behalf. There have been recent instances in the Rother area where cash machines have been tampered with.

“Please take note of the advice below to keep your card and details safe: Never share your PIN with anyone – the only time you should use your PIN is at a cash machine or in a shop.

“If there is anything unusual about the cash machine or there are signs of tampering, do not use it and report it to the bank as soon as possible. Be cautious if ‘well-meaning’ strangers try to distract you or offer to help you and most importantly, discreetly put your money and card away before leaving the cash machine.

Cover your PIN. Stand close to the machine and always use your free hand to cover the keypad as you enter your PIN. This will prevent any prying eyes or hidden cameras seeing it. If your card is swallowed by a machine, don’t leave it unattended – get somebody else to go inside the bank and report it.”

 

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