ATM skimming machine found on cash point THREE times in two weeks

File photo dated 04/04/06 of a person withdrawing money from a cashpoint as Two banks partly owned by the state have been urged by MPs to drop restrictions on customers with basic bank accounts using cash machines run by other banks or third parties. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday August 31, 2012. The Commons Treasury Committee said the rules imposed by RBS and Lloyds TSB, both of which needed a taxpayer bailout following the 2008 banking crisis, risked compromising the cash machine network. The MPs said the impact of the rules could hit the poorest hardest, for potentially only a small financial gain for the banks. Barclays, HSBC and Santander - which is due to takeover RBS branches in England and Wales following the 2008 bailout - were praised by the committee for providing basic bank account holders with unrestricted access to cash machines operated by third parties. See PA story POLITICS Banks. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

File photo dated 04/04/06 of a person withdrawing money from a cashpoint as Two banks partly owned by the state have been urged by MPs to drop restrictions on customers with basic bank accounts using cash machines run by other banks or third parties. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday August 31, 2012. The Commons Treasury Committee said the rules imposed by RBS and Lloyds TSB, both of which needed a taxpayer bailout following the 2008 banking crisis, risked compromising the cash machine network. The MPs said the impact of the rules could hit the poorest hardest, for potentially only a small financial gain for the banks. Barclays, HSBC and Santander - which is due to takeover RBS branches in England and Wales following the 2008 bailout - were praised by the committee for providing basic bank account holders with unrestricted access to cash machines operated by third parties. See PA story POLITICS Banks. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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Skimming devices have been found three times on an ATM machine in Bolsover in recent weeks.

The incidents were reported at the Post Office on Cotton Street and users’ bank cards have not been returned by the machine.

Officers are appealing for information about suspicious behaviour and are asking people to call 101.

The Bolsover Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team have also posted pictures of the ATM on their Twitter account with and without the device, and asking people to see if they can spot the difference, in a bid to help raise awareness of the locally.

PCSO Ben Perry said: “Please be vigilant when you use a cash machine, and take a look around the machine to see if you can spot anything unusual before you use it.

“Always cover the keypad as you enter your PIN number and if you insert your card and it appears to be stuck or is retained then check the facia and contact your bank or card issuer immediately.

“If you notice anyone acting suspiciously then please contact the police as soon as possible.”