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Cheltenham Residents Warned Of Card Scanners

Residents in Cheltenham are being urged to be vigilant after a card scanner was found on a cash machine in the town during the night of Thursday August 16th.

The device was found by a member of the public at around 8.20pm on a cash machine operated by Nationwide at The Brewery on Henrietta Street.

He had noticed that the slot for the card was loose and, when he touched it, it came away in his hand with the scanner attached.

There is no indication of how long the scanner had been there, so anybody who may have used this machine recently is advised to check their bank statement thoroughly.

The device fitted to the cash machine was a flat, silver plastic panel, about 10 inches wide by two inches deep.

It appeared as if it was an integral part of the machine.

Anybody who finds such a device or suspects one is being used on a cash machine is asked to report it to the police immediately by calling 999.

Posted : 17/08/2007 21:05:15

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