South Scotland

Second Moffat cash machine targeted by skimmers

A card skimming device has been discovered at a cash machine in Dumfries and Galloway.

It is the second time this year a bank in Moffat has been targeted using this type of scam.

In March a skimmer was discovered on the ATM at the Co-op in Moffat. The latest device was found at the Bank of Scotland on Saturday.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who saw any unusual activity in the area over the weekend.

Card skimming or cloning is used by criminals to obtain details from a bank card.

A device, created to look like the card entry point on the cash machine, is fitted over the genuine slot 0to passively skim the information encoded on the card.

The details are stored and can then be used fraudulently.

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