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The cash machine scam sweeping Britain

by on August 4, 2016 in Digital Marketing, Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use, Retail

The cash machine scam sweeping Britain

The cash machine scam sweeping Britain: How fraudster gangs are using distraction tricks to fleece customers of money

  • Videos show just how easy it is to fall victim of the sneaky tactics
  • Gordon Urquhart, 66, distracted by pair at a Yorkshire ATM
  • Had £300 stolen and immediately alerted Santander staff
  • Bank refused to refund in a trend which seems to be growing in the UK

Bank customers are being warned to stay vigilant as a new wave of cash machine distraction scams sweeps the country.

In the scam, victims are distracted for just a matter of seconds while taking money out of an ATM, enough time for the fraudsters to steal cash from their account or swap their debit card for a fake.

Barclays released a video on Thursday to help warn customers. The short clip shows a man waiting at a cash point while a woman stands behind him and watches as he enters his PIN number.

She then causes a distraction – in this case she drops some money – and he turns his back from the machine to help her.

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