Large-scale pin card fraud reported

31st May 2007, Comments 0 comments

31 May 2007, LEIDERDORP – More than a hundred people in the Bollenstreek area have fallen victim to pin card fraud. By Thursday afternoon police had already received 160 reports that consumers cards had been "skimmed."

31 May 2007

LEIDERDORP – More than a hundred people in the Bollenstreek area have fallen victim to pin card fraud. By Thursday afternoon police had already received 160 reports that consumers cards had been "skimmed."

The reports came from Voorhout, Lisse and Sassenheim. The amounts taken from accounts exceed EUR 1000 in some cases, police say.

"Skimming" involves tampering with the pin machine so that information from bank cards can be copied and used to pin money illegally. The police are investigating which PIN machines have been used in these cases. They confiscated a pin machine from the Scapino shoe shop in Sassenheim earlier.

A police spokesperson said that the reports are being compiled in a single case. "This morning there were 130. Another 30 have come in by now and I think there could be many more."

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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