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Card skimming device found at petrol pump in Fife

Tesco petrol station in Winterthur Lane, Dunfermline Image copyright Google

A card skimming device has been found at a petrol pump pay machine at a supermarket in Fife.

It was found on a Tesco Pay at Pump petrol machine in Winterthur Lane, Dunfermline on Saturday.

Police Scotland are now warning people to check machines before they insert a card.

Det Insp Colin Robson, of Police Scotland, said: "Such devices often feature a skimming mechanism and a camera which records their key strokes.

He added: "This allows the criminal to clone the card and, having obtained the PIN, use them to withdraw cash at any ATM."

The device was removed and police are following a positive line of inquiry.

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