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Cash machine crime warning

Tips to avoid being a victim of cash machine crime

If you want to avoid being a victim of cash machine crime, use these top tips from the police:

  • be alert and put your personal safety first
  • if there are signs of tampering, do not use the machine but report it to the bank
  • shield your PIN
  • don’t get distracted – be cautious if well-meaning strangers offer to ‘help’ you
  • if someone is behaving suspiciously, cancel the transaction and go to another machine
  • discreetly put away your money and card before leaving the machine
  • report incidents promptly – keep your bank’s phone number on your phone memory

Source: Directgov