December 8 2013 Latest news:
Alex Hurrell, Reporter
Monday, October 21, 2013
A police chief has warned people to be on their guard after two skimming devices were discovered on cash machines in Broadland and north Norfolk.
In the first incident, a member of the public reported that it “felt funny” when they put their card in the machine at a major supermarket in the Broadland area at about 8am on Saturday October 12. Police have declined to identify the store.
And on Monday October 14 more than one member of the public reported having difficulty putting their cards in the machine outside the HSBC bank in Cromer.
Skimming devices are used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic strip on the back of bank cards. The information can then be used to withdraw money from accounts.
Superintendent Stuart Gunn said the device may have been on the Cromer automatic teller machine (ATM) all weekend and the two incidents could indicate a new trend in the area.
He urged: “Please be cautious and alert when using ATMs and if it doesn’t look or feel right then call us and we’ll investigate.
“As ever, make life difficult for criminals by thinking about your security and that of your property. Call us on 101 if you are aware of criminal activity, or 999 if you see a crime happening now.”