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Warning to anyone who withdraws money from ATMs – .


An urgent warning has been issued, and it could affect anyone who withdraws money from ATMs.
This follows reports that crooks have tampered with the machines in an attempt to steal the money coming out of them.

Scammers are currently using dual-use ATMs to access withdrawals, as Lancs Live reports.

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The crooks covered the withdrawal slot with a plastic cover in an attempt to trick people into believing that there is only one box for withdrawals and deposits.

This leaves the customer thinking that the ATM must be out of service because no money has been dispensed when in reality the money has been dispensed behind the hidden slot.

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When the customer walks away, the fraudster can then approach the machine, open the cover of the correct ATM and pocket the money.

In a video, customer Hasan Mahmood wonders why his money was not distributed.

He then discovers a sign above the ATM that indicates that the deposits are currently out of service.

The customer is made to assume that the safe is the same one that the money is dispensed from – which is currently down.

He then discovered a plastic cover on a separate part of the cash dispenser. He is seen peeling off the plastic cover where his money is.

In the filmed clip, the customer used a Nationwide Building Society cash machine, but other banks that include safes are likely to be affected.

The construction company said customers should always check for suspicious activity before withdrawing money in public.

A spokesperson said: “The type of incident highlighted in the video, while rare, can happen at ATMs anywhere and anytime. Nationwide has implemented a series of measures in an attempt to combat these types of scams.

“However, as the video also shows, it is important that people remain vigilant and look for any suspicious devices when using ATMs, especially those located outdoors. “

Several other lenders have issued warnings to clients as a result of this.

Santander said customers should check for suspicious activity before entering their card number or PIN.

“Using a dispenser is simple, convenient and almost always safe. But sometimes criminals tamper with ATMs to steal your card information, PIN or money, ”a spokesperson said.

“Always be vigilant when using an ATM – be on the lookout for any signs that it may have been tampered with or damaged, but also be aware of covering your PIN and the ‘shoulder surfers’ lying around. “

Barclays issued a similar warning, adding that misspellings, as in the warning sign above the ATM in the clip, should be treated as a red flag.

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“Our message is that if you see something unusual or suspicious at an ATM, don’t use it – report it immediately to the police or the nearest agency,” a statement said.

Industry body UK Finance has stated that if your money does not come out, you should immediately contact the ATM provider or the lender.

“ATMs are generally very safe to use, with millions of transactions every day, but it’s always important to take a few simple steps when withdrawing money,” a statement said.

“If you notice anything suspicious or unusual about an ATM, such as signs of tampering, do not use it and, if possible, alert nearby staff or call the police.

“If no cash is coming out or your card is blocked, report it immediately to your bank or mortgage company, ideally by calling them while you are still at the ATM.

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