Card cloning in Sidmouth

Police in Sidmouth are urging local people to check their bank accounts for unusual transactions. This is due to a number of local people discovering some unauthorised, high value withdrawals from their accounts in the last few days.

Police in Sidmouth are urging local people to check their bank accounts for unusual transactions. This is due to a number of local people discovering some unauthorised, high value withdrawals from their accounts in the last few days.

Although it is not yet confirmed it would appear that bank cards may have been cloned.

Police are advising people to check any ATM they use for anything unusual and if you spot something, or someone, suspicious contact your bank or the police immediately. The public should also be vigilant when paying for goods in shops or outlets and should make sure you have your debit/credit card in sight of you at all times, and shield your pin number.

Sgt Andrew Turner, Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Sidmouth, said: "You should make regular checks of your bank account and keep a record of transactions. Often the offenders try and obtain the maximum amounts of cash from your account each day which means an account left unchecked could be cleared very quickly. If in any doubt of a transaction contact your bank immediately.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus