‘Skimming’ device discovered on Kirkby cash point

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A skimming device fitted to a Lloyds TSB cash point may have affected several customers and left them out of pocket.

It was discovered on 15th May after being in place for two days at the bank in Station Street, Kirkby.

Technically-minded thieves have been known to fit devices to cash points in an attempt to steal cash from users’ accounts.

Customers contacted the bank when their cards were not returned after being inserted.

Police believe there may be other customers affected as it is one of the town’s busiest cash points.

If anyone used this cash point between Monday 13th May and Wednesday 15th May, police are urging them to check their records and if you see anything unusual or any withdrawals that you did not make contact police on 101 and inform the bank.

Before using a cashpoint, people should check for any suspicious looking devices or evidence that the cashpoint has been tampered with, if there are any additional attachments over the card entry slot don’t use the machine and alert the police

People should also always shield their PIN, if a card gets jammed or retained, report it immediately to your bank, do not leave the cash point to make the call, be cautious of strangers offering to help while using a cashpoint, even if your card is trapped in the machine, and regularly check your account.

If anyone notices anything suspicious at a cashpoint, they should contact police on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.