Published: 11/02/2013 16:59 - Updated: 11/02/2013 17:04

Elgin ATM skimming device warning

Second skimming device warning
Second skimming device warning

Police have issued a second warning after a suspected card skimming device was found on an ATM in Moray.

Anyone who used the cash machine at the Tesco store on Blackfriars Road, Elgin last Friday morning (February 8) is advised to check their bank accounts and report any unusual activity

Officers believe the machine was tampered with by fraudsters trying to obtain card details, and ATM users across Moray are being reminded to be vigilant when using cash points.

The advice comes just days after a suspected skimming device was thought to have been attached to an ATM at the Tesco supermarket in Forres some time between January 22 and last Wednesday.

A spokesman for Grampian Police said: "We’d encourage those who use ATMs to carry on as normal, but to be particularly mindful of skimming devices and to be extremely cautious if they notice anything suspicious about the machine.

"You can protect yourself from these types of scams by paying attention to your statements and questioning any unauthorised transactions with your bank or card supplier."

Officers are keen to speak to anybody who may have seen anything suspicious around the ATM at the Blackfriars Road store on Friday morning.

Anyone with information about card skimming, or who believes they may have been a victim, is asked to contact Grampian Police on 0845 6005700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 anonymously.

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