Cash point users beware of skimmers

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POLICE are asking Northumberland residents using cash points to be alert to the dangers of card skimming devices.

The kit comes in two parts – a card reader fitted around the card slot and a PIN reader in the form of a mobile phone camera fitted behind a plate with a pin hole above the screen.

Northumbria Police Detective Chief Inspector Paul Young said: “We want to alert people to be on their guard when using cash point machines.

“If members of the public do have any concerns that the machine they are about to use could have been tampered with they should report it to the bank, store or police straightaway.

“If anyone sees someone acting suspiciously around a cash point they should also report it immediately.”

To report suspicious behaviour around cash points, contact police on the new 101 non-emergency number.