Sometimes criminals target cash points in order to commit fraud.
LINK, the UK's cash machine network, has produced a cash machine fraud prevention guide that explains the scams that criminals use to get hold of cards and card details, as well as providing advice on how to stay safe from fraud when using a cash point.
Protect yourself from cash point fraud
Always look closely at the card insertion point of a cash machine before using it. If it looks like it may have been tampered with, do not use it.
If you realise the machine has been tampered with after you have inserted your card, call your bank while still standing at the cash machine if it is safe to do so.
Always shield your hand when entering your PIN into a cash point keypad.
Download LINK's cash machine fraud prevention guide here:
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