Skimming devices found on two ATMs

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Police are appealing for witnesses after skimming devices were found at two ATMs

CARD skimming devices have been discovered at cash machines in East Lothian.

An engineer alerted police at around 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday) after discovering a device attached to an RBS ATM at the ASDA in Spott Road, Dunbar.

Officers removed it from the machine and say it could have been on the machine for two days.

Anyone who used the ATM during this period is urged to check their bank account for any irregularities.

A member of the public then contacted police after seeing two men acting suspiciously around the cash machine at the TESCO petrol station inTanatallon Road, North Berwick around 4pm.

When officers arrived they found that the machine had been tampered with and are now urging anyone who saw these men to get in touch.

Both suspects are described as white, 25-35-years-old, with short brown hair. They were wearing dark jackets and spoke with Eastern European accents.

A police spokesman said: “We are currently investigating whether both these incidents are linked and anyone with information that can assist with our enquiries is asked to come forward immediately.

“Anyone who has used these cash machines in the past few days should contact their bank and report any fraudulent activity to police.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

 

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  1. “Anyone who has used these cash machines in the past few days should contact their bank and report any fraudulent activity to police.”

    Hang on, if the money is coming from a credit card, then it is theft from the credit card company, not the individual, so the responsibility of reporting is with the credit card company. Obviously with a debit card, the responsibility is with the individual not the bank. I’m no expert, so this is not legal advice, but the responsibility for reporting of theft should be from the party concerned and not not from others. If you are a witness to a crime, then you should report it. In my case (connected with the above incidents), someone attempted to take money using the details from my credit card The credit card company noticed it as an abnormal transaction and contacted me and I cancelled my cards, I assume that the same credit card company contacted the police. When I used the card I did not see anything suspicious, if I had I would have reported it to the police.

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