- 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.