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Warning as card skimmer discovered at Preston cash machine

Posted on - 5th February, 2017 - 5:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The suspected skimming device in a police evidence bag
The suspected skimming device in a police evidence bag

Prestonians have been warned to check their bank accounts after a card skimming device was found at a city centre cashpoint.

Preston Police have removed what is thought to be a card scanner from a cash machine in Lancaster Road.

The TSB cashpoint had the skimming device fitted to it.

PCSO Stephen Connolly said: “Can I ask anyone out in the city centre to be vigilant around cash point.

“We think think this is some sort of skimming device.

“Please be careful and report any other suspicious devices around cash machines to us on 101.”

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It is not known how long the skimming device had been in place at the TSB cash point, the discovery was made by police during Sunday (5 February) morning.

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